Kristin Ziemke celebrates innovative learning practices where thinking is at the heart of the curriculum. Since establishing her own consulting company in 2011, Kristin has worked with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that redefine school. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, technology, inquiry and media, Kristin leads school teams to develop curriculum that is student-centered, personalized and authentic.
A Chicago educator for nearly two decades, Kristin currently serves as a resident teacher and learning innovation specialist for the Big Shoulders Fund. Acknowledging the challenges education faces today Kristin maintains the firm belief that we can change the future through children. She dedicates her research and writing to developing engaged and empowered students that empathize, understand and care about the world.
Kristin has been recognized for her work as a Chicago Council on Global Affairs Emerging Leader, South by Southwest Featured Speaker, Chicago Innovation Awards Finalist, Chicago Public Schools Tech Innovator of the Year, Golden Apple Foundation Fellow, Apple Distinguished Educator, and National Board Certified Teacher. Kristin is an international keynote speaker and her work has been featured by Apple, EdWeek, Mindshift and Scholastic.
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