Title: Learner Advocate
Favorite Book: A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Did You Know: I chose to become an educator when I was studying Psychology in college. I volunteered at a school for students with special needs and I learned so much from the students. It was a very easy decision to make.
Quote: “Students are our most valuable and abundant resource in education.” by Lainie Rowell
My Story: Lainie Rowell is an independent professional developer and consultant. She works closely with classroom teachers, principals and district administrators guiding educators to find innovative ways integrating technology to improve teaching and learning. Lainie is honored to be an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer and STAR Discovery Educator.
In 2010, Lainie became the Program Coordinator for Leading Edge Certification, a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation created by an Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies. She has also been recognized as Teacher of the Year and was featured in OC Family Magazine as one of 10 Teachers Making a Difference.
Lainie has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 6th grades, and was a district-level K-12 Educational Technology Coordinator supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33 schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District