Kristin Ziemke has spent her career teaching and learning from children in both urban and suburban school districts. She is a nationally recognized expert in technology integration and in particular has garnered acclaim for her work with early childhood classrooms.
As an elementary educator in Chicago and as an international consultant, Kristin engages students in authentic learning experiences where reading, thinking, collaboration and inquiry are at the heart of the curriculum. Co-author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-5 Classroom (with Katie Muhtaris) and Connecting Comprehension and Technology (with Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis and Katie Muhtaris), Kristin pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond.
She is An Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher and Chicago Public School’s Tech Innovator of the Year for 2013. Kristin seeks opportunities to transform education through technology innovation. She inspires educators around the globe as a staff developer, speaker and writer.
Kristin’s first eBook, Digital Discourse in Mathematics: Strategies for the Young Learner is now available on the iBooks store. Interviews, articles and snapshots from Kristin’s classroom have been feature on Talks with Teachers, IRA Reading Today Online, MindShift, EdWeek, Best Practice Video Companion and Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms.
Recent conference presentations and work with schools:
International Reading Association, EdTech Teacher, Building Learning Communities, Texas Computer Educators Association, Wisconsin Reading Association, Michigan Reading Association, All Write and National Council of Teachers of English. In addition, Kristin has worked with teachers and school districts in 23 states and 5 countries.
Clients have included:
Apple, Inc., Annandale Public Schools, Baltimore County Schools, Barrington Community School District, Howard-Winneishiek Community School District, Huntington County School District, Fort Wayne Community Schools, Gwinnett County Schools, Illinois Reading Council, Metropolitan School District of Pike County, Suburban Council International Reading Association,Tennessee North Central Reading Association, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, United Nations International School.