Amee Evans Godwin

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Email: 
amee@iskme.org
Skype: 
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Amee Evans Godwin

Job Title: 
Director, Innovation
Bio: 

Amee Evans Godwin brings two decades of experience in applied research and development of interactive applications focused on learning and collaboration. As the founding Program Director of ISKME's digital library, OER Commons, she advises on the development and implementation of new applications and programs that support processes in cross-disciplinary teaching and learning and knowledge sharing. In addition to building relationships and partnerships for ISKME's OER Commons initiatives and other projects, she manages grantwriting and business development efforts. Before joining ISKME, Amee was Program Director at the non-profit Sanchez Art Center, leading arts education and community programs. She was awarded a Fellowship in the Arts Leadership for the Future program for emerging non-profit leaders and community builders. Prior to that, she was Creative Director at frogdesign and Gravity, and worked as a consultant in strategic market research for numerous high tech firms and non-profit organizations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Before this, she spent two years at Interval Research as an interactive media consultant and video artist before joining the spin-off company, ePlanet. A former director and producer of award-winning video documentaries, Amee earned a Masters Degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, and B.A. from the Center for Media Study at University of Buffalo, NY., a major in media and art, and minor in physics.

What are the biggest opportunities for change in education?: 

Finding and harnessing creativity and imagination in new ways, and seeing learning happen, especially for kids.

What does collaboration mean to you?: 

Collaboration is so essential to learning. I'm excited about uncovering and facilitating ways that people might connect and collectively generate new solutions for challenges in their work, or in their personal learning. I like using creative storytelling, sketching, and mindful listening, to use personal experience as data that sparks collaborative brainstorming and design.

What's your most memorable ISKME moment?: 

Finding and harnessing creativity and imagination in new ways, and seeing learning happen, especially for kids.