Naomi Harm: The Blueprint for Edupreneurship
On this episode, I Zoom in Naomi Harm and she gives educators the blueprint for starting in consulting. Naomi Harm is an educational thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise of women leadership and educational technology best practices with educational leaders around the world. Her current facilitated and inspiring keynote offerings focus on mentoring young girls and women in computer science, coding/robotics infused with NGGS inspiring activities, women leadership best practices of how to "lean in" to be part of conversation and growth mindset change agents for k-12's, redesigning classroom learning spaces through brain-based instructional strategies to support the student-centered classroom, and maximizing creativity, communication and collaboration with Google Suite. Her 20+ years in the educational learning space and her dynamic career focus reflects a passion driven approach to leading and learning as a past k12 Strategic Education Manager for Wonder Workshop, K12 Education Strategist for Dell EMC, National Intel Senior Trainer, and current ISTE Faculty Instructional Coach, Google Certified Innovator, and CEO and founder of her Innovative Educator Consulting company http://www.IEC.Network She has spoken at over 125 National and International technology conferences, and her most recent keynotes and featured speaker addresses include the locations: ISTE - Chicago, NAF NEXT Washington, D.C. - STEMWorks Honolulu, HI - LA USD LAX, CA - Ed Web and Simple K12 Global Webinars, Beaverton, OR (Tinker.Code.Make) - Newport Mesa USD and CUE Palm Springs, CA - WI SLATE - Napa Valley County of Ed - ISTE - San Antonia, TX - SSLA Saskatoon, Canada - AVEdTech Summit Palmdale, CA - Practical Pedagogies in Toulouse, France - NCTIES in North Carolina - and SchoolNet South Africa in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. To continue the learning conversation, feel free to reach Naomi Harm through Twitter: @NaomiHarm or Email: naomi@NaomiHarm.og or Naomi@IEC.Network
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Dr. Kisha Tolbert Simmons (@KTSimmons4AU) - How To Get To Your Why
Over the past decade and a half, Dr. Kisha Tolbert Simmons has had the pleasure of supporting K-12 institutions, postsecondary institutions and community-based business organizations all in effort to assist them on their personal and professional growth journeys. Dr. Simmons has held the position of: multi-grade elementary teacher, Reading Coach, Elementary & Secondary Instructional Partner, K-6 Regional STEM specialist, State Educator Effectiveness Specialist & Consultant, Director of a $19.6M postsecondary awareness and readiness grant, Adjunct Professor, National K-12 Virtual Coach, and currently as Head of Innovation and National School Partnerships at Student Success Agency. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for STAIR Birmingham, a nonprofit early literacy organization, as well as an ACT State Organizations Council Member-- Alabama. Dr. Simmons earned her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, Master’s degree from Lesley University, Education Specialist degree from Liberty University and Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. She is a 2007 National Board Certified Teacher/2017 renewed, as well as the Owner, Chief Consultant & Strategist at ConnectME Consulting Group. She enjoys reading, traveling, surfing the web, spending time with family/friends, and watching the Auburn Tigers play — WAR EAGLE! Connect with Kisha Tolbert Simmons via Twitter: @KTSimmons4AU LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kishatolbertsimmons/ Email: ConnectME Consulting Groupfirstname.lastname@example.org
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