Elisabeth Bostwick combines her passion for teaching and learning with her vision for enhancing a collaborative culture of thought leaders. She continues to be a risk taker and leader in education as she is in her 14th year as a teacher. Elisabeth avidly seeks alternative methods to innovate in the classroom and support systemic change. She is the author of the forthcoming book #LEAPeffect which will be published by IMPress and DBC (Dave Burgess Publishing), Inc. in December 2018. Elisabeth is also co-authoring the 2nd Edition of Education Write Now (#EdWriteNow) with several educators, set to be published in December 2018. Dedicated to supporting educators in their learning journey, she also speaks as state and national level conferences including ISTE, Model Schools, and NYSCATE. Elisabeth is a speaker with Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® and learners in her class are empowered to be leaders by developing their unique gifts and potential as Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E. Illuminators. Elisabeth is leading the maker movement with a team at her elementary school and has been invited twice to present at Barnes and Nobles during Teacher Appreciation week and the Mini Maker Faire. She worked diligently to assist in bringing Project Based Learning to her school to support rigorous, relevant, and authentic learning. Elisabeth is the co-founder of #LeadUpTeach on Twitter and YouTube, as well as a Maker Mentor for www.YearInTheMaking.com. She serves as a member of the Teacher Advisory Group with the State University of New York and has had the honor of assisting in the development of the first annual New York State Teachers Summit in 2017. Elisabeth is a 2016 New York State Teacher of Excellence, has been named the New York PBS Digital Innovator of 2017, and received the NextGen Leader in Education Award in 2017.