Amee Evans Godwin

Job Title: 
VP, Research & Development

Amee Evans Godwin brings more than two decades of experience in applied research and development of interactive applications focused on learning, information science, and collaboration. As the founding Program Director of ISKME's public digital library, OER Commons, she advises on the development and implementation of new applications and programs that support open education, digital curriculum improvement, teacher and librarian open educational practice and knowledge sharing. In addition to building relationships and partnerships across initiatives, she contributes to grantwriting and business development efforts. Before joining ISKME, Amee was Program Director at the non-profit Sanchez Art Center, leading arts education efforts, and continues to work in digital media arts. 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 a consultant in strategic market research for 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 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. And, changing how people access their learning experiences, to support equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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.

Gives talks on: 

Elevating the Role of the School Librarian

Open Education, OER, and Teachers

Primary Sources and OER Across Discipline

Open Educational Resources and OER Commons

STEM Inquiry and Literacy

Collaborative Peer-Based Teaching and Learning

Teachers and Librarians As Co-Leaders of Instruction

Multi-disciplinary Teaching and Learning

Arts-Integrated Teaching and Learning

Design Thinking

Collaboratories and Teacher Professional Development

Green Design Thinking, Citizen Science, and Open Data

Knowledge Collaboration and Community-Building

Recent Talks: 
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Annual Conference, "Primary Sources and Open Educational Resources (OER): A Model for K-12 Librarians to Co-Lead STEM Inquiry", Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • TURN, Teacher Union Network National Conference, “A Return to the Professionalism of Teaching: Knowledge Collaboration and Taking Charge of Learning”
  • ICE, Inspiring Climate Education Conference, “Open Content & Collaboratories – Engaging In Real-World Science Learning”, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • New Media Consortium Summer Conference, “Using Open Content and the Collaboratory Model for Real-World Science Learning”, Monterey, CA
  • ISKME's Arts + Open = Change, "Arts Integration and OER for Teaching and Learning", SFSU
  • Maker Faire Education Day, “Sun Curve Design Challenge and OER”, San Mateo, CA
  • Teacher Summer Academy,“Science, Design, and Teacher Collaboration”, San Mateo County Office of Education, CA
  • World Congress on Agriculture, “Aggregation of Agricultural Resources and OER”, Reno, NV
  • Open Education Conference, Center for Open Sustainable Learning (COSL), Utah State University, “Connecting Practitioners to Lessons Learned: OER Case Study Tools”, Logan, Utah
  • Open Learning Interplay Symposium, Poster Session,“Investigative Case-Based Learning: BioQUEST and OER Commons”, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

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