Igniting Passion

in 21st Century Learners

ESU PDS Symposium

Saturday, March 28th, 8am-2:30pm

ESU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center 562 Independence Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

There are no registration costs. For a schedule and additional session descriptions, visit http://tinyurl.com/esuschedule.
Register for the symposium by completing the following form. http://tinyurl.com/esupdssym.

Session Description:

As educators, before we can teach, we must create a culture of learning where students are engaged, motivated, and inspired. When we encourage innovation and passion in the classroom environment, we meet the needs of our diverse students and they excel. This session will highlight classroom and leadership examples of igniting passion in students while integrating technology.


Sara Heintzelman is a special education teacher and staff development facilitator at Centennial School of Lehigh University. She teaches upper elementary students with behavior disorders and mentors new teachers. Sara received her Bachelor of Sciences in Elementary and Special Education from East Stroudsburg University and her Master of Sciences in Instructional Technology from Lehigh University. Sara is currently completing her Ph.D. program in Educational Sciences with a focus on School Technology Leadership at the University of Kentucky. Sara leads staff development sessions regularly for the staff at Centennial School and in-service trainings for local school districts on topics such as technology integration, iPad and iPod deployment, SMARTBoards, and special education and technology. She is also an Apple Foundations Trainer.