"Changing the world is as simple as empowering teachers to empower children.”
Edie Erickson is an instructional designer and certified K-8 teacher with a Masters Degree in Educational Technology. She has over a decade of experience in K-12 and higher education teaching and instructional design. She is a proud resident of Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula along with her husband, Don; daughter, Charlotte; and Bichon Frise, Marshmallow. She loves to travel and explore, and enjoys sharing her love of learning with the world!
Edie works as an instructional designer at Bay College, where she focuses on providing students with high quality, engaging learning materials. In addition, she provides meaningful, hands-on training for the faculty and staff at Bay College focusing on a range of topics including engaging students online, creating and maintaining accessible documents, designing courses using Universal Design, adopting and creating Open Educational Resources, student equity, and more.
Outside of Bay College, Edie is an active conference speaking, presenting at a number of local and national/international conferences each year. She has presented on a wide variety of topics including accessibility, maker spaces, innovating and creativity, Google Docs, BreakoutEDU, Open Educational Resources, and more.
Edie is an active member of ISTE and MACUL and was named the 2016 MACUL Technology Using Teacher of the Year. She is also a proponent of open education and pedagogy and was named a 2017 Designing with OER Fellow through the Open Education Group. She was named the TORCH Award winner for Fall 2018 by Bay College.