Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
Inspired by educators who push the boundaries of the traditional classroom, she
consults with teachers who are ready to shift their practice to project-based learning (PBL). A frequent
conference presenter, she also has worked with educators online, facilitating webinars and extended
professional development events such as a summer PBL Camp for the Edutopia audience. In 2011, she
spent several weeks delivering workshops on project-based learning to teachers across India.
Her professional expertise extends beyond the traditional school day. She has developed programs for
nonprofit organizations that teach youth and adults how to improve their communities with innovative,
sustainable solutions. A recent focus has been introducing project-based learning strategies to after-school providers to enrich the out-of-school-time experiences of at-risk youth.
Her wide-ranging interests in education were shaped by several years as a writer, editor, and field
researcher for the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (now known as Education Northwest).
Working at the lab, which focuses on applied research in a multi-state region, offered a useful complement
to her previous experience as a journalism instructor at the community college level.
Tiffany Hill is the lead kindergarten teacher at the American School of Bombay. During
the past 13 years she has taught kindergarten through fourth grade students in the US,
China, and India. Previously, Tiffany served as an elementary school curriculum
coordinator. She has created and presented various professional development
workshops focused on technology, literacy, science and classroom management.
Tiffany serves as a member of the Teaching and Learning Core Team working to develop
21st century skills instructional practices at ASB. Tiffany is currently engaged in a
master’s degree program with a focus on educational technology and integrating
emerging technologies in the classroom. In her own classroom, Tiffany is integrating digital storytelling,
e-portfolios, and a variety of i-pad apps and web tools in order to collect, organize, analyze, and use data
to support student learning. You can connect with Tiffany through twitter: @tifftado or via email at:
Waciuma Wanjohi is a departing 3rd Grade Teacher at ASB and Founding Master
Teacher at the Brooklyn LAB Charter School. He is passionate about both exploring
innovations in learning and in expanding the promise of education to all. He began
teaching as a New York City Teaching Fellow, serving the children of Central Harlem.
During that time he was Teacher of the Year for Project Eye-to-Eye, a national
mentoring program focused on students with disabilities. He wonders how can we
provide every learner on earth with the experience of Mark Hopkins on one end of a
log and a student on the other. He suspects the answer involves a computer. You can
connect with Waciuma via Twitter @waciuma