Bea Leiderman is an experienced teacher and instructional technology coach with more than 20 years of K–12 classroom experience. Having held the positions of district-wide STEM coordinator and instructional technology innovation specialist at public school districts in Virginia, Bea brings a wealth of practical experience helping teachers develop project- and challenge-based instruction that productively integrates technology.
Bea has designed and managed district-wide rollouts and deployments of iPads and MacBooks and has worked with and supported Chromebook and bring-your-own-device initiatives. She has coached teachers in the use of learning management systems and has led a district-wide blogging initiative using WordPress. Bea has also trained and equipped faculty and students in documenting their projects. Her work adapting the Agile/Scrum methodology to scaffold productive collaborative work in schools was a featured cover story in ISTE’s ENTRSEKT magazine in 2016, and she is a co-developer with William Rankin of the Follow/Tinker/Make/Share (FTMS) learning framework.
Named an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator in 2009, Bea served on the executive committee of the Greater Richmond Area Educational Technology Consortium for 5 years and was its chair from 2017–2018. Fluent in English and Spanish, she has presented on educational technology, project-based learning, collaboration strategies, and assessment in more than 10 countries and has led professional development in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.