Dr. Katie Martin @KatieMartinEdu: Learner Centered Innovation

By Will Deyamport

On this episode, I Zoom in Dr. Katie Martin and we chat about her book, Learner Centered Innovation. I am the Director of District Leadership for the Buck Institute for Education (BIE). I work with districts and school systems to create the conditions that support high-quality project-based learning and deeper learning for all students. I have served as middle school English language, literacy coach, new teacher mentor and coordinator of district programs and enjoys teaching graduate classes in diverse teacher education programs. At the university, district and school level Katie aspires to create experiences that empower all learners to develop knowledge, skills, and mindsets to thrive in a changing world. As a leader, teacher, and speaker, my experience in research and practice continue to guide my belief that if we want to change how students learn, we must change how educators learn. My first book, Learner-Centered Innovation; Creating Experiences that Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius will be available December 2017. As a mom, I want my kids to have experiences in school that build on their strengths and interests to empower them to find their place in the world and as an educator, I am passionate about making sure we do the same for all kids. You can connect with me on Twitter @KatieMartinEdu or contact me at 31katie@gmail.com. Check out Dr. Martin’s website: https://katielmartin.com/