Cheryl Burghardt   Cheryl Burghardt was a teacher for 40 years in the US and Japan. She is now living out her dream in Hawai'i still an educator each day as she helps others learn about the importance of literacy, place-based learning, and other issues that are important to her and the island she holds so close to her heart. Read more about her thoughts and adventures at  https://msbreally.blogspot.com/

Cheryl Burghardt

Cheryl Burghardt was a teacher for 40 years in the US and Japan. She is now living out her dream in Hawai'i still an educator each day as she helps others learn about the importance of literacy, place-based learning, and other issues that are important to her and the island she holds so close to her heart. Read more about her thoughts and adventures at https://msbreally.blogspot.com/

  Brett Bigham   Brett Bigham is the 2014 Oregon State Teacher of the Year and a two-time National Education Association Foundation Global Fellow.  He lives in Portland, Oregon and his hobby is trying to make the whole world accessible to people with special needs.  Connect with Brett on Twitter   @2014ORTOY  and see more of his work on his website,  Mr B's Classroom.  

Brett Bigham

Brett Bigham is the 2014 Oregon State Teacher of the Year and a two-time National Education Association Foundation Global Fellow.  He lives in Portland, Oregon and his hobby is trying to make the whole world accessible to people with special needs.

Connect with Brett on Twitter  @2014ORTOY and see more of his work on his website, Mr B's Classroom. 

  Barbara Gruener   During her 34 years in public education, Barbara Gruener, school counselor and author of  What's Under Your Cape? , has joyfully been growing alongside children at all ages and stages, preK through 12th grade. When she's not playing around at school, Barbara loves to positively inspire and influence through her interactive and energizing keynotes and learning sessions. Connect with Barbara on Twitter  @BarbaraGruener.

Barbara Gruener

During her 34 years in public education, Barbara Gruener, school counselor and author of What's Under Your Cape?, has joyfully been growing alongside children at all ages and stages, preK through 12th grade. When she's not playing around at school, Barbara loves to positively inspire and influence through her interactive and energizing keynotes and learning sessions. Connect with Barbara on Twitter @BarbaraGruener.

 
  Tania Galiñanes   Tania graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors in English Lit. and a Masters Degree in Education in 2013. She is married to her best friend for almost 25 years, mother of 2 wonderful teens, and passionate about literacy. A teacher since 2010, she has "the best job in the world" as the Media Specialist at the Osceola School for the Arts in Kissimmee, FL. Connect with Tania on Twitter  @Sparkdlibrarian

Tania Galiñanes

Tania graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors in English Lit. and a Masters Degree in Education in 2013. She is married to her best friend for almost 25 years, mother of 2 wonderful teens, and passionate about literacy. A teacher since 2010, she has "the best job in the world" as the Media Specialist at the Osceola School for the Arts in Kissimmee, FL. Connect with Tania on Twitter @Sparkdlibrarian

 
  Mr. Nam Thanh ( @mrnamvas )  is a primary school teacher in Vinschool in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has authored multiple articles, and he has been nationally and internationally recognized for the implementation of creativity and the integration of technology into his teaching.  He is the winner of Educator of the Year Asia 2017 and Top 50 Global Teacher Prize Finalist 2018.

Mr. Nam Thanh (@mrnamvas) is a primary school teacher in Vinschool in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has authored multiple articles, and he has been nationally and internationally recognized for the implementation of creativity and the integration of technology into his teaching.

He is the winner of Educator of the Year Asia 2017 and Top 50 Global Teacher Prize Finalist 2018.

 
  F. Margret Atkinson   Margret teaches 6-8 literature in Zachary, Louisiana, and through her work with  Real World Scholars's EdCorps ,  National History Day ,  Teach Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs), and her students' EdCorps  The Upstander Brand , she engages for student voice to effect change. Connect with Margret on Twitter  @fmargret .    

F. Margret Atkinson

Margret teaches 6-8 literature in Zachary, Louisiana, and through her work with Real World Scholars's EdCorpsNational History DayTeach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and her students' EdCorps The Upstander Brand, she engages for student voice to effect change. Connect with Margret on Twitter @fmargret

 

  Peter Hede   Peter Büchner Hede is the founder of the Pulse Program in Denmark. He is a professional social worker with a degree in Public Leadership and has specialized in working with movement and learning since 2001. Hede is also the author of  Educational Sports , a professional treatise about learning and movement in school and leisure time. Connect with him on  Facebook  or Twitter  @BuchnerHede .     

Peter Hede

Peter Büchner Hede is the founder of the Pulse Program in Denmark. He is a professional social worker with a degree in Public Leadership and has specialized in working with movement and learning since 2001. Hede is also the author of Educational Sports, a professional treatise about learning and movement in school and leisure time. Connect with him on Facebook or Twitter @BuchnerHede.  

 

  Ryan Churchward    ( @rmchurchward ) is a 6th Grade Global Studies Instructor at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. Having received a Bachelors of Arts in Social Studies Education as well as a Masters Degree in Education, he has been able to channel his knowledge of the world and his passion for learning into a meaningful and relevant experience for students. He has also traveled the world planting trees on sustainable farms of Costa Rica and serving in refugee camps in Greece. 

Ryan Churchward

(@rmchurchward) is a 6th Grade Global Studies Instructor at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. Having received a Bachelors of Arts in Social Studies Education as well as a Masters Degree in Education, he has been able to channel his knowledge of the world and his passion for learning into a meaningful and relevant experience for students. He has also traveled the world planting trees on sustainable farms of Costa Rica and serving in refugee camps in Greece. 

  Juanita Zamudio Lemos   Juanita has been teaching for almost 18 years, 13 of which she has worked at   Gimnasio Los Caobos School , a private bilingual coed school near Bogota, Columbia.  When she's not teaching, you can find her traveling, creating art, dancing, playing tennis, learning new things, writing, and enjoying time with her family and friends.    

Juanita Zamudio Lemos

Juanita has been teaching for almost 18 years, 13 of which she has worked at  Gimnasio Los Caobos School, a private bilingual coed school near Bogota, Columbia.

When she's not teaching, you can find her traveling, creating art, dancing, playing tennis, learning new things, writing, and enjoying time with her family and friends. 

 

 
  Kimm Murfitt   Kimm is a #TeachSDGs ambassador and an energetic National Board–certified teacher from Cabarrus County, North Carolina. She has been an educator for nineteen years and currently is serving as an IB coordinator for a middle school. She is a Participate connected educator, consultant and also serves as a peer reviewer for Participate Learning. You can connect with her on Twitter  @kmurfitt1 . 

Kimm Murfitt

Kimm is a #TeachSDGs ambassador and an energetic National Board–certified teacher from Cabarrus County, North Carolina. She has been an educator for nineteen years and currently is serving as an IB coordinator for a middle school. She is a Participate connected educator, consultant and also serves as a peer reviewer for Participate Learning. You can connect with her on Twitter @kmurfitt1

 
  Marialice B.F.X. Curran   Marialice is a pioneer in digital citizenship and  developed and created the first 3-credit digital citizenship course for teachers. She has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. She is a researcher, keynote, international speaker and TEDxYouth speaker. Connect with her on Twitter  @mbfxc . 

Marialice B.F.X. Curran

Marialice is a pioneer in digital citizenship and  developed and created the first 3-credit digital citizenship course for teachers. She has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. She is a researcher, keynote, international speaker and TEDxYouth speaker. Connect with her on Twitter @mbfxc

 
  Jennifer D. Klein   A product of experiential project-based education herself,  Jennifer D. Klein  taught college and high school English and Spanish for 19 years, including five years in Central America and 11 years in all-girls education. In 2010, Jennifer left teaching to begin PRINCIPLED Learning Strategies. As a writer, speaker and bilingual workshop facilitator, Jennifer strives to inspire educators and shift practices in schools around the world.    

Jennifer D. Klein

A product of experiential project-based education herself, Jennifer D. Klein taught college and high school English and Spanish for 19 years, including five years in Central America and 11 years in all-girls education. In 2010, Jennifer left teaching to begin PRINCIPLED Learning Strategies. As a writer, speaker and bilingual workshop facilitator, Jennifer strives to inspire educators and shift practices in schools around the world. 

 

  Jodie Deinhammer   Jodie has been teaching science in Coppell ISD for over 20 years.  She was the Texas Region 10’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2015, and was the Texas Medical Association Texas Science Teacher of the Year in 2013.  She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. working with teachers around the globe to help creatively integrate technology into the classroom. Connect with Jodie on Twitter  @jdeinhammer

Jodie Deinhammer

Jodie has been teaching science in Coppell ISD for over 20 years.  She was the Texas Region 10’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2015, and was the Texas Medical Association Texas Science Teacher of the Year in 2013.  She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. working with teachers around the globe to help creatively integrate technology into the classroom. Connect with Jodie on Twitter @jdeinhammer

  Bronwyn Joyce   Founder of Our Global Classroom, curriculum innovator, and passionate teacher, Bronwyn takes learning beyond the classroom walls by implementing the UN Global Goals.   She is a true ambassador for student voice and a leader in global collaboration. Connect with her on Twitter  @JoyceBronwyn . 

Bronwyn Joyce

Founder of Our Global Classroom, curriculum innovator, and passionate teacher, Bronwyn takes learning beyond the classroom walls by implementing the UN Global Goals. 

She is a true ambassador for student voice and a leader in global collaboration. Connect with her on Twitter @JoyceBronwyn

 
  Tracey Winey   Tracey Winey is one of the original three co-founders of Engineering Brightness. She has lead the way in establishing global connections and lantern distribution and research for the program. She is also the Media Specialist at Preston Middle School, an instructor at Colorado State University, the Delta Force coordinator for the STEM Institutes and an original co-founder of the STEM Educator Symposium. Connect with her on Twitter  @winey02 . 

Tracey Winey

Tracey Winey is one of the original three co-founders of Engineering Brightness. She has lead the way in establishing global connections and lantern distribution and research for the program. She is also the Media Specialist at Preston Middle School, an instructor at Colorado State University, the Delta Force coordinator for the STEM Institutes and an original co-founder of the STEM Educator Symposium. Connect with her on Twitter @winey02

  Dale Plotzki   Educator, Rascal, Man of the World, Chronic Pocket-Tweeter. Dale Plotzki is a Learning and Innovation Coach from Lima, Peru. Lover of poodles and cold-wave surfing. I love watching education evolve into new and better forms! Connect with him on Twitter  @dale_rickardo .    

Dale Plotzki

Educator, Rascal, Man of the World, Chronic Pocket-Tweeter. Dale Plotzki is a Learning and Innovation Coach from Lima, Peru. Lover of poodles and cold-wave surfing. I love watching education evolve into new and better forms! Connect with him on Twitter @dale_rickardo