EdTechTeam Announces Chief Program Officer to Focus on Equity and School Change

Jennie Magiera

EdTechTeam, the global leader in Google for Education training and innovative professional development, today announced a recent addition to the company’s team. Jennie Magiera was appointed as the company’s Chief Program Officer. In this role, she will lead equity in education programs to support high needs schools, focus on underserved communities of students, and empower educators across the US and beyond. “We’re thrilled to have Jennie Magiera on the team … she excels at inspiring educators, her voice is well respected, and she has proven she can empower others to make lasting change in their schools,” says Mark Wagner, EdTechTeam Founder and CEO. “She will also lead our diversity initiative and our efforts to be more inclusive in our programs — and in our field.”

Magiera joins EdTechTeam with more than 12 years of education experience. She began her career serving students in low-income Chicago Public Schools as a classroom teacher and then district administrator, and most recently was the Chief Innovation Officer at Des Plaines School District 62. Magiera is the author of the book Courageous Edventures, published by Corwin Press, and is a TEDx speaker, international keynoter and a member of the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of educators whom I respect deeply and believe are already doing great work to inspire and empower educators. I look forward to the big dreams we will accomplish together on behalf of students everywhere,” said Magiera.

"We're thrilled to have Jennie Magiera on the team … she excels at inspiring educators, her voice is well respected, and she has proven she can empower others to make lasting change in their schools."

Dr. Mark Wagner, Chief Executive Officer

About EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam, a California Benefit Corporation, is a global network of educational technologists with a mission is to improve the world's education systems using the best learning principles and technology available. With 35 employees and more than 250 contractors, most of them practicing or former educators, EdTechTeam operates in 48 US states, 9 Canadian provinces (and territories), 8 Australian states (and territories), 28 other countries, and on all 7 continents. EdTechTeam produced professional development experiences in 10 languages for over 88,000 educators in 2016. The core team of world-class instructional leaders works closely with schools and districts around the globe to effectively and appropriately implement positive school change. EdTechTeam aims to inspire and empower educators so that they design the best possible personalized learning experience for students.

EdTechTeam is an official Google for Education Professional Development Partner. Having been involved in producing the Google Teacher Academy from its inception in 2006 through the most recent iteration of the Innovation Academy in 2017, the team is best known for their series of Summits featuring Google for Education, with over 350 conference-style events produced to date since July 2012, and well over 100 summits scheduled around the globe in 2017 alone. Through a Custom Learning program, hundreds of additional events will be delivered in 2017 as well.

Through all its work, EdTechTeam helps schools develop capacity in six areas key to successful change: courageous leadership, empowered teachers, student agency, inspiring spaces, robust infrastructure, and engaged community.

Source: EdTechTeam, Inc.