Gizmo's Innovative Education initiative has been generously sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center. Gizmo has been charged with increasing access to STEM and STEM learning opportunities for students and educators in north Idaho. Erin Lanigan and Michelle Zuckerman, Gizmo's Innovative Educators are hard at work building programs to support student-centered STEM learning in Coeur d'Alene and beyond.
Innovative Educators / Co-Thinkers
Erin is an advocate for children and is inspired by her love of education. Along her continuous journey as both a student and an educator, she has risen to the level of Montessori Master Teacher, served as directress and administrator, provided educational consulting, and led professional and curriculum development. Over the last fifteen years, she feels very fortunate to have spent her time educating and journeying with students in all stages of life, from infancy through adulthood. ✉️ Erin@gizmo-cda.org
Dr Michelle Zukerman
For over thirty years, Michelle has been creating opportunities to re-humanize engineering by incorporating STEAM in her middle school science to graduate level statistics classes. She has been teaching Project based learning online since 2005. From an ethos of empathy she facilitates innovative solutions to challenges. To do this, "empathy is the first part of the engineering design process." After living in France, Germany, Israel, China, Brazil, and numerous states in the United States, she is thrilled to call North Idaho, "home" with her two Siberian Huskies, Aurora and Astraeus.