Dr. Ginger Carlson has over twenty-five years experience working with schools, families, and educational organizations around the world. She has written and presented widely on the topics of instructional technology, creativity, and positively nurturing growth and transformation, and how to uniquely nurture each of them in our homes and schools.
Dr. Carlson is the author of Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children and the subsequent book in the series Just Add Wonder: Cooking Activities to Nurture and Nourish the Creative Child, and is the ISTE co-author of Let’s Get Social, as well as dozens of in-print and online articles in the areas of creativity, play, learning, education, child care and parenting.
Dr. Carlson’s degrees include a Doctorate in Organization Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California, specializing in educator professional development in student-centered learning environments, a Masters of Arts in Education and Instructional Technology from Pepperdine University and is a graduate of the Education Administration and Supervision program at Johns Hopkins University. Having worked in outreach and education in 6 different countries around the world, while also serving as an educational consultant, Dr. Carlson is currently the Director of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the American School of Guatemala. She is also a member of the NWEA Advisory Board and an Executive Committee Member for Professional Learning for AMISA (American International Schools in the Americas), where she is working alongside other leaders to profoundly change the teacher education experience throughout the region. Ginger also has extensive experience as an accreditation team leader for various accrediting bodies around the world, utilizing a variety of accreditation protocols. She is deeply inspired by the potential of rethinking how we reflect on and engage in learning in our shared world, and in turn how we reimagine our organizational growth and development for impact.