Divergent EDU


Recorded on November 25, 2018


Mandy Froehlich (@froehlichm)

Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what is needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking. She consults with school districts and post-secondary institutions around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, conducts workshops as a Google for Education Certified Trainer and has presented on similar topics at conferences such as CUE, TIES, FETC and ISTE. Her first book, The Fire Within: Lessons from defeat that have ignited a passion for learning, discusses mental health awareness for teachers. Her second book, Divergent EDU, is based on an organizational structure she developed to support teachers in innovative and divergent thinking.



Rodney Turner (@TechyTurner)

Rodney is a virtual educator located in New Jersey. He loves networking and sharing his experiences.


Rachelle Dene Poth (@RDene915)

Rachelle is a Foreign Language and STEAM Teacher and teacher blogger for Getting Smart and Kidblog.


Jennifer Casa-Todd (@JCasaTodd)

I am currently a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and author of the book, Social LEADia, published by Dave Burgess Consulting. Before this, I spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher for Literacy and Literacy Consultant, respectively.


Evan Abramson (@evanabramson)

National Future Ready Schools Thought Leader, Chair of Future Ready Schools NJ, ISTE Leadership Award Nominee, Google Cert. Trainer, K-12 Director of Tech MTPS


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Music: Ron Madison (@Madison_Ron)

Producer: Sarah Thomas (@Sarahdateechur)


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