Megan Simmons

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Email: 
megan@iskme.org
Skype: 
megans.abby.simmons

Megan Simmons

Job Title: 
Education Program Lead
Bio: 

Megan Simmons supports the development of education programs, workshops, training activities, and events for the OER Commons project, which includes Common Core OER Training Initiatives, the Teachers as Makers Academy, the OER Design Lab, and the OER Fellowship Program. She also designs and facilitates Action Collabs and Big Ideas Fest Activities. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of San Francisco. Before coming to ISKME in 2008, she spent seven years teaching and managing education programs in both formal and informal settings throughout California and in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. She is particularly passionate about providing environmental education and art programs to underserved communities, both nationally and internationally. megan@iskme.org

What are the biggest opportunities for change in education?: 

Incorporating the voice of the student and teacher into all areas of education, from resources used and pedagogy in the classroom to policy making.

What does collaboration mean to you?: 

Collaboration is a generative space where each person's offerings are acknowledged and built upon to move an idea forward.

What's your most memorable ISKME moment?: 

Witnessing the unwavering dedication of Detroit teachers during the 2010 Summer Teachers as Makers Academy. I was so impressed by the commitment these teachers have to their students, despite the many challenges they face. I was extremely inspired by the overwhelming gratitude they had for the work we do and look forward to returning this summer.