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ShapingEDU Community Leadership


ASU ShapingEDU Groundbreakers are leaders and changemakers who guide the community in discussing, designing, creating and acting to make concrete, value-led change around our 5 Calls To Action.

In addition to being Groundbreakers, ShapingEDU offers two distinguished titles to select members:

ASU ShapingEDU Storytellers in Residence are education changemakers skilled in the arts of communicating and engaging communities through meaningful stories. During this year-long role, Storytellers in Residence amplify the impact of ShapingEDU's Five Calls To Action, initiatives and community work, telling the story of ShapingEDU and inviting conversation.

ASU ShapingEDU Innovators in Residence facilitate learning experiences and the creation of openly licenced resources that support learning in the digital age through the ShapingEDU projects.


2021 ShapingEDU Groundbreakers

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Emory Craig, Digital Bodies
New York City, New York, United States

Co-Founder and CEO at Digital Bodies
VR Strategist & Speaker
Co-author of EDUCAUSE-ELI series “VR and AR: Stepping into the New Frontier of Learning”
Former ASU ShapingEDU Innovator in Residence (2020)

Focus: educational innovation and the social impact of emerging technologies


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Maya Georgieva, The New School / Digital Bodies
New York City, New York, United States

XR futurist, author, and speaker
15+ years of experience in higher education and global education policy
Former ASU ShapingEDU Innovator in Residence (2020)

Focus: innovation, storytelling, immersive VR/AR experiences, learning design, design thinking, and digital strategy


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Lisa Gustinelli, St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School
ShapingEDU Innovator In Residence
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Instructional Technology/IT Admin at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School
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FAU Adjunct Professor Technology

Focus: advocate for technology access for all


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Dr. Allison Hall, Director of Learning Experience Design at ASU
Tempe, Arizona, United States

Focus: Working to scale learning experiences of the future for all learners


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Tom Haymes, Ideaspaces.net
ShapingEDU Innovator In Residence
Houston, Texas, United States

Independent Consultant at IDEASPACES
Author of "Learn at Your Own Risk and Discovering Digital Humanity"

Focus: On a lifelong mission trying to understand how people interact with each other and with technology to produce innovation.


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Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Hippasus
Shaping EDU Innovator in Residence
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Education researcher and consultant
Creator of the SAMR Model and the EdTech Quintet

Focus: learning design for remote education across a range of scenarios and contexts


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Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli & Associates
Shaping EDU Storyteller in Residence
San Francisco, California, United States

Author of "Change the World Using Social Media"

Focus: positive, innovative approaches to lifelong learning, ed-tech, & fostering community/collaboration


ASU's ShapingEDU Strategists

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Samantha Adams Becker, Arizona State Uniersity
Executive Director, Creative & Communications
Co-founder of ShapingEDU
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Stephanie (LaBorde) Pierotti

Stephanie Pierotti, Arizona State University
Director, ShapingEDU
Tempe, Arizona, United States