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 classroom teacher. Elisabeth currently serves as grade level chairperson and instructional support coach. She avidly seeks alternative methods to innovate in the classroom, and support systemic change. Students in her class are empowered to be leaders by developing their unique gifts and potential as Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E. Ambassadors. 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 PBL to her school to support rigorous, relevant, and authentic learning. Elisabeth has designed and facilitated a variety of district professional development on Creating a Caring and Collaborative Classroom to Support Responsible Risk Taking and also Creating Digital Citizens through Social Media. Elisabeth is also the co-host for #LeadUpTeach on Twitter and YouTube, as well as a Maker Mentor for www.YearInTheMaking.com.