Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke has spent her career teaching and learning from children in both urban and suburban school districts. As a first grade teacher in Chicago, Kristin engages students in authentic learning experiences where reading, thinking, collaboration and inquiry are at the heart of the curriculum. Co-author of Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. An Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher and Chicago’s Tech Innovator of the Year, Kristin seeks opportunities to transform education through technology innovation. She inspires educators around the globe as a staff developer, speaker and writer.  
To learn more about her work follow her on Twitter @KristinZiemke. 

For more dynamite and dynamic resources about Kristin, check out her Padlet: click here

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  1. Looking forward to spending time today with an amazing educator!

  2. Kids teaching kids how to use devices is a great time saver.

  3. Peter Johnston: "Children with strong belief in their own agency work harder, focus their attention better, are move interested in their studies, and are less likely to give up when they encounter difficulties than children with a weaker sense of agency."

  4. Kristin -- Would it be possible to post the links you used in the Media Study handout? Many Thanks.