"IF WE TEACH TODAY AS WE TAUGHT YESTERDAY, WE ROB OUR CHILDREN OF TOMORROW." ~JOHN DEWEY
Creating Systemic Change!
Wendy Wells has spent the last 20 years creating systematic change by pioneering the way for mobile learning in K-20 education, the business arena, and governmental agencies. Wendy has taught, coached, and facilitated many educators and administrative leaders on effective technology integration to improve teaching and student learning. She can often be found leading world-class professional development groups, networking with policy makers for educational change or consulting with Edtech start-up companies to help create a “mind-shift” that transforms teaching and learning to an effective digital ecosystem.
My passion and life's work lies in cultivating an innovative approach to incorporating technology solutions for education in order to produce extraordinary results for teaching and learning.
At scale, I have experience helping adults learn new things and adopt new behaviors; whether we call it professional development, training, or something else. I am impact-oriented and big-thinking in terms of human development, learning progressions, and change management, not “training sessions delivered”. I am results-driven and have operational savvy. I have managed complex operations; have overseen a lot of professional learning, worked in schools and school districts locally and globally. I have been a classroom educator with extensive frontline experience in the busy lived reality of school life. As a corporate professional, I have had all-encompassing executive presence to influence and collaborate with senior level staff internally, in districts and in state agencies.
I believe technology has a meaningful place in how adults learn and develop. I am very passionate about rethinking how education should look for our future graduates. As a change-agent, I know how to get people motivated and focused on a common goal, even when times are tough. I have the competence, experience, grit, and finesse to win trust from busy educators.
I am also able to analyze and present data to determine trends and necessary action steps to meet the needs for a school or a district that seeks effective buy-in for educational technology results.
Our ultimate goal here with instructional technology is to “roll up our sleeves”, get into the details with a voracious appetite as an organizational team and prepare teachers to be effective instructional facilitators and students to be productive citizens that can change the world!
Miami Device: Design Thinking workshop: “Pitch Perfect: Design Thinking for Personalized Learning” -By utilizing design thinking for a “Pitch Perfect” classroom we can empower educators to personalized learning for themselves and for our students which will prepare them for future careers unknown. This two-hour think-tank workshop will move participants into an entrepreneurial mind-set and to utilize “Pitch Perfect” design thinking to personalize learning for themselves, their students, and colleagues.
Global Planning Team for The XQ Super School Project: #ReThinkHighSchool-This is a challenge to empower all of America to Re-Design high school, transform communities and build schools that inspire new possibilities & deeply prepare our students for the rigorous challenges of college, jobs, and life.
Planning Committee, Web Designer, & Social Media Marketing for Midlands Arts Conservatory Public Charter School: A visionary charter school that is being proposed for the Midlands area of South Carolina. The school will open with a focus on the visual arts, theater, dance and music grades 6-7 and scaling each year to add grades up to 12th.
Co-founder of Cola EdTech MeetUp: Educators, Entrepreneurs, and Software Developers: “Want to develop software for EdTech? Are you an educator with ideas for software design?Are you an entrepreneur who needs to connect with both?” Join our members of 125 like minded people who love EdTech and innovation! Learn about how digital content is shaping our lives!
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