Bernajean Porter is a featured speaker and facilitator at national and international events, sharing impact strategies for using technology to rediscover and accelerate joyful learning. She is the author of: Grappling with Accountability; Evaluating Digital Products: Training and Resource Tools for Using Student Scoring Guides; DigiTales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories; and I-imagine: Taking My Place in the World. She is presently working with a publisher on her new book, Students as Meaning-Makers and Media-Makers—Learning, Thinking and Communicating in a Digital Age.

Porter’s work reflects a belief that technology can accelerate all students in the rediscovery of their joy, spirit, and personal success as learners. When it comes to performing the difficult or impossible situations necessary to ensure students having out-of-this-world possibilities, Bernajean’s personal motto of “Da Um Jeitinho” (there is ALWAYS a way, let’s make IT happen together) sets the tone for her dedicated long-term work with educators.