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<div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://corwin-connect.com/2017/07/solve-problems-practice-gripe-jam/"></div><p><b><a rel="nofollow" href="https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/author/jennifer-magiera">Jennie Magiera</a></b> always knew she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. Throughout all of her roles starting as a Chicago Public Schools teacher to currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines School District 62, she always made teaching and supporting students her priority. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. She is also passionate about transforming professional learning, which she’s personally championed through her work on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s 2016 National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE and other new conference concepts. Jennie has earned degrees from Phillips Exeter Academy, Columbia University and University of Illinois-Chicago. Aside from her students, Jennie’s great loves in life are sci-fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband. You can find Jennie on Twitter at <a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/MsMagiera?lang=en">@MsMagiera</a> or through her blog <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.teachinglikeits2999.com/">Teaching Like It’s 2999.</a> Jennie is the author of <i><a rel="nofollow" href="https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/courageous-edventures/book247884">Courageous Edventures: Navigating Obstacles to Discover Classroom Innovation.</a></i></p> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on the_content --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on the_content --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://corwin-connect.com/2017/07/solve-problems-practice-gripe-jam/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on the_content -->