We’ve all been there before. Running out to pick up pizza for a school party or to keep people energized as they work long hours. I can’t begin to count the number of pizzas that I’ve purchased in my career as an educator for events like yearbook work sessions and after-school department meetings. And let’s be real. Pizza is easy. It’s cheap. No plates are needed and most people are happy to grab a slice and get back to work.
Donna Teuber is a respected leader in the field of educational technology with a passion for helping schools implement innovative practices that support engaged student learning. She is the Innovation Program Designer in Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC. Donna's team has successfully deployed and implemented a large scale 1:1 student computing initiative. She works closely with school leaders to bring about second order change in schools. She also leads the R2 Innovates innovation incubator which provides teams of educators with the training and resources that they need to implement promising practices.
In addition to her work in Richland Two, Donna is an Intel Education Visionary, Google for Education Certified Innovator and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She received the 2014 Power to the People DILA Award from EdSurge and Digital Promise as well as the 2014 Columbia Chamber Palmetto Pillar Award for Leadership. Donna presents frequently at state and national conferences on design thinking and innovation, digital content, designing space for learning, innovative educational uses of technology including Google Apps and tools, digital leadership and 1:1 deployment.
What are the best strategies for fitting social media into our lives as educators, leaders and members of the community? Read Donna Teuber's insights for designing a strategy that works best for you.
Success can be defined in many ways. Leader, Donna Teuber discusses the ways in which opportunities for success are found through life long learning and day to day striving for excellence.
Re-imagining our classrooms can mean letting go of how we have always done things! Read Donna Teuber's advice for building promising new ideas for the future.
How do we provide teachers with agency for leadership in their schools? Read Donna Teuber's insights to learn about the benefits and means for empowering teacher leaders in your school or district.
Where can school leaders find and give meaningful support? Donna Teuber discusses the importance of creating an environment that allows all types of educators to connect, reflect and grow.
How are school supporting students in their journey to and through college? Read Donna Teuber's post detailing ideas and top resources.
How does deep learning occur? Donna Teuber explores the role of curiosity in bringing about deeper learning experiences for students.
Changing the lives of students means more than interest surveys and assessments. Read Donna Teuber's insights on true growth when students are given feedback and have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
Scaling innovation involves considerable work and thought by teams. Read Donna Teuber's insights on the process and the rewards.