Are you familiar with the International Society for Technology in Education and its standards for students, educators, and administrators? ISTE is a global ed tech organization that hosts many events, including an in-person annual conference in June. Our Actionable Innovations Conversations guests on May 26th will be Dr. Kaylah Holland and Greta Sandler, two ISTE Community Leaders who are organizing the Global Learning Playground: Passport to Social Good at this year’s ISTELive conference. We also will be joined by Alefiya Master, the founder and CEO of MAD-Learn who will be partnering with Actionable Innovations Global on the Global Collaborator Meet Up at ISTE. Come find out what opportunities will be available to virtual and in-person attendees this June at the conference in Philadelphia!
Greta Sandler is a Learning Innovation Leader at Belgrano Day School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is passionate about creating safe learning environments and empowering learners by giving them a voice and choice in their education, nurturing their creativity, and prioritizing their social-emotional well-being. Greta is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Google Certified Trainer who advocates for agile, student-centered classrooms and project-based learning. She aligns projects with the UN's SDGs, empowering students to become agents of social change. As an ISTE Community Leader, Greta enjoys working alongside educators worldwide, exchanging ideas, and empowering teachers everywhere to elevate their practice.
Dr. Kaylah Holland is passionate about empowering educators through professional development, one-on-one coaching, and innovative lesson design. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design and Technology with extensive research in active learning environments. She has spent years empowering educators and championing student-centered classrooms. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, & Coach, a college professor, an ISTE Community Leader, and was presented the “20 to Watch” award by ISTE in 2022. Kaylah is the Director of Instructional Technology and Blended Learning for BreakFree Education and works to empower educators to foster innovative, sustainable, and active educational environments inside juvenile justice facilities across the United States. She is also the founder of Go Teach Be Love, a nonprofit providing professional development to educators in Haiti.
Alefiya Master is an educator turned entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of the award-winning app development program, MAD-learn. She believes that enabling students to have passion-driven career choices should be a key focus for schools. She knows the critical role of education in workforce development, the need to have ALL kids learn to think & create for themselves and be exposed to technology creation, not just consumption.
Actionable Innovations Global is a professional learning community where participants explore innovation in education. We meet regularly to discuss education trends and invite inspiring guests to join us and share their work. Parents, educators, students, and others interested in improving teaching and learning are always welcome.