who we are.
Elevate Books Edu was created with one goal in mind: to impact teaching and empower learning. We are part of a community of dedicated educators who hold a similar vision and we want to share it with you. We want change. We want to better serve our students. We want to begin impacting the world of tomorrow by empowering the learners we work with in our classrooms today. And we want you to join us! Whether it’s in our books, in our workshops, in our online bootcamps, blogs, or podcasts, we want to bring our passion for teaching to you.
Are you ready to elevate your teaching?
Trevor MacKenzie is an award winning English teacher at Oak Bay High School in Victoria, BC, Canada, who believes that it is a magical time to be an educator. By increasing student agency over learning, weaving in transformative tech use, and sharing learning to a public audience, Trevor’s learners are ready to take on important roles in the 21st century.
Trevor is the author of Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice as well as Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders and Curiosities of our Youngest Learners (co-authored with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt) published by Elevate Books Edu. He is a globally recognized inquiry and assessment consultant. Book Trevor and see more of his work at trevormackenzie.com
Holly Clark is an Education Strategist from San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since the year 2000. Presently she consults with schools internationally on building both the culture and strategy to support and inspire innovative teaching- including meaningful technology integration and design thinking protocols.
Holly has taught in both independent and public schools and is the co-founder of #CaEdChat. She authors a popular education blog: hollyclark.org and gives keynotes to audiences worldwide.
Sylvia is an award-winning teacher from Toronto, Canada, with 32 years classroom experience. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of the books “Sketchnotes for Educators” and “How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for Teachers and Students”. You can find her resources at sylviaduckworth.com and her store at sylviaduckworth.shop
Tanya Avrith is a teacher and pedagogical consultant living in South Florida. She is a Google Certified Innovator and an Apple Distinguished Educator, and holds an MA in Educational Technology. Tanya has taught Elementary, Middle and High School and has consulted with schools to plan and execute large-scale deployments and professional - development plans for digital citizenship and iPad and Chromebook initiatives.
She previously served as the lead educational and digital citizenship teacher at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Canada, and currently teaches Personal Branding and Digital Communication to High School Students at North Broward Prep in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt is a French Immersion Kindergarten teacher in Victoria, BC, Canada. She is passionate about empowering learners to ask deep questions that are connected to their interests and passions. She builds off learners’ curiosities and wonders to help support them in developing an Inquiry Mindset. Rebecca is a thoughtful sketchnote artist and an enthusiastic blogger in the education community.
Rebecca co-authored Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of our Youngest Learners with Trevor Mackenzie published by Elevate Books Edu. Rebecca’s popular blog and resources can be found at rebeccabathursthunt.com
Dr. monica burns
Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Monica was part of her school’s leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into her classroom. As a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of digital tools in the classroom, Monica started ClassTechTips.com to provide a resource for educators.