about

The mission of Reset EDU is to empower teachers and inspire new ideas in teaching and learning!

Reset EDU is a YouTube web series that strives to help educators hit their professional “reset” button by applying Design Thinking principles to teaching: curriculum, physical spaces, or even professional relationships. In these episodes, we will dive into personal stories of friends, colleagues, and others who want to collaborate to refresh and promote positive change in their teaching.

Reset EDU is the brainchild of Jennifer Leban, for her #LAX18 Google Innovator Project.

Have you tried turning it off and back on again? Is it time for a reset?

“If we keep doing the same things we’ve always done, we’ll keep getting what we’ve always gotten. When we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone and try new things, we can reach a new level of potential previously unimagined.”

Jennifer Leban, NBCT, is a 2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist and Teach Plus IL Fellow. Jen is a Google Innovator (#LAX18) and lives in the Chicago suburbs. Jen has taught grades K-8 in fine arts, technology, and library/makerspace classes. She is a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for her work in computer science education. Jen presents at education conferences throughout the United States, such as ISTE, AMLE, IDEAcon, and CPS Googlepalooza. She is a member of the leadership team for the Chicagoland Google Educators Group (GEG). Jen currently works as an instructional technology coach.

Jen teaches professional development classes to teachers in her district, is a mentor for new teachers, and has hosted several student teachers. Jennifer is an education ambassador for WeVideo, Flipgrid, Wakelet, Seesaw, and Classroom Q. Jen is also the illustrator of Coding to Kindness by Valerie Sousa, published through EduMatch books.

Outside of the classroom, Jennifer is a retired roller derby skater who coaches her local female junior derby league. Jennifer earned her BA in Arts Education with honors from Elmhurst College and completed her MA in Educational Leadership through St. Xavier University.

You can learn more about Jen here.

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