Monday, October 10, 2011

The Innovative Educator blog

Lisa Nielsen, best known as creator of The Innovative Educator blog, is an outspoken and passionate advocate of learning innovatively. She is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning. Ms. Nielsen speaks with audiences around the world sharing real-life anecdotes about the risk-taking actions she feels are necessary to do what is in the best interest of 21st century students despite the protests of educational administrators and policy makers stuck in the past. Passionate about educator voice and thinking outside the ban Ms. Nielsen blogs, promotes cell phone use for educators and students, and friends students on Facebook even though an outdated educational system tried to stop her from moving ahead. She has already seen her efforts begin to pay off as her district has taken baby steps in breaking free from the old way of doing things and is moving toward embracing innovation and recognizing that some of these ideas are not so bad after all. 

Based in New York City, Lisa Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities helping schools and districts to educate in innovative ways that will prepare students for their future.  In addition to her blog, Ms. Nielsen writes for Huffington PostEdReformerTech & Learning, ISTE Connects, Leading & Learning, ASCD Edge and is the author of the soon- to-be-released book, “Teaching Generation Text.”  

Disclaimer: The information shared does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

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I am the Director of Technology at a K-12 School system.