Today’s students are ready to design, dream and MAKE the
future. Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good
is a guide for educators ready to activate
positive change in teaching and learning through innovative practices,
meaningful use of technology and global collaboration.
The book offers a human-centered approach with design- and empathy-driven
practices that address many aspects of teaching and learning. Topics covered
include constructing agile classrooms, digital storytelling and communicating
across lines of difference, and prioritizing feedback and active listening.
- Invites readers to create a customized plan to
leverage innovative practice, education technology and global networks to
activate positive change in the classroom and the world.
- Discusses learning space design through the lens of
empathy and amplification of student voice.
- Provides easy-to-implement ideas for transforming
learning and classroom culture through space.
- Showcases the power of narrative and bringing focus
to the need for storytelling in education and the world.
- Offers direction for seeking out authentic feedback and steps for
iterating on ideas with emphasis on preservation of voice and prioritization
of creativity in expression of ideas.
With inspiration from real-world peaceMAKERS in
education, Teach Boldly invites readers to create ready-to-go
action plans for themselves as educators, for classroom communities and for the
About the Author
Jennifer Williams is a professor at Saint Leo University in
St. Leo, Florida, and serves on the board of directors for the International
Literacy Association. Over the past two decades, she’s held roles as a school
administrator, literacy specialist and classroom teacher. She’s the co-founder
and lead program developer for Calliope Global, and a lead educator on the
United Nations Global Goals Educator Task Force, examining the role of the
sustainable development goals in education. In her role as director of education
strategy at Participate, she champions teachers, preservice teachers and
students to prepare for their futures in a world that will prioritize
creativity, innovation and exploration.