The one constant in education is change. For both educators and students alike, it takes resilience of a community to build strong individuals to endure the most difficult times of change and come out victorious. Jornea believes resilience lies within everyone, the right keys just need to be accessed to unlock it. The keys are revealed throughout the keynote inspiring educators to look within and be intentional in providing these keys for students and for one another. Ultimately the sustained ability built from the community of learners to utilize available keys appropriately will help to respond, withstand, and recover from any adverse situations presented.
Jornea Erwin, a learner, servant to others, and educator for 15 years live by these three words – Love…Grow…Inspire. Jornea’s experiences include being a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, instructional coach, mentor, regional instructional technology specialist and currently heads educator innovation for an educational technology start-up company. With a passion for empowering and supporting others in innovation, Jornea is committed to the continuous quest to transform learning experiences for all. She is a learner for life and is always seeking ways to connect, learn, and grow her craft. Jornea has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Leadership. She also holds various certifications including Google Educator 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Certified Innovator.