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Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. She has eight years of teaching experience, all in second grade. Kayla holds her master's degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners. Kayla is a technology and innovation enthusiast, and she frequently travels around the United States as a featured and keynote speaker. She is proud to be an international speaker with Best Keynote coalition. Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide. She is highly sought after by educational and technology companies to preview and review their products. Kayla sits on several advisory boards of educational companies, and works closely with Remind, Go Ennounce, GoNoodle, Amazon Education, and Creative Teaching Press to name a few. She was also recently selected as North Dakota's Lead Digital Innovator by PBS. She is authoring her first book for educators based on best 21st century teaching practices for digital natives, due to be published in December 2016.

Areas of Interest: 
classroom design, PBL, design thinking, technology, social media

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