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In this latest podcast episode, I talk to an expert in technology, information literacy, and education. Kristina Holzweiss shares her insights into how machine learning can improve outcomes and increase equity if we leverage it the right way.

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About Kristina A. Holzweiss

Kristina A. Holzweiss is an award-winning educator since 1995, author, speaker, and adjunct professor. She is an ed tech librarian in a New York public high school and has won numerous awards for her teaching including the School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a National School Board “20 to Watch” emerging education technology leader.  Kristina is also the winner of the NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and the Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award. Recently, Kristina as selected to represent librarians in the Princesses with Power Tools STEM calendar.

Kristina is an international speaker on libraries and the Maker Movement, and has presented at conferences including ISTE, AASL, ALA, and NYSCATE. In 2016 she was invited to represent Long Island, NY in Washington, D.C. during the National Week of Making.  From 2015 to 2017 she hosted SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker Expo, a regional event where schools, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, civic associations, and educational companies celebrated creativity and innovation.

Kristina earned her Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Spanish from Adelphi University, a Master’s degree in English and a certificate in secondary English education from CUNY Queens College, a certificate in educational technology from SUNY Stony Brook University, and her Master’s in Library Science LIU – CW Post Palmer School of Library & Information Science.  She is currently pursuing a certificate in computer science education from Molloy University.

Kristina supports new and veteran school librarians through her writings that include The School Library Planner she created in partnership with Demco, and Hacking School Libraries co-written with Stony Evans.  She has written 8 makerspace books for Scholastic and 2 transportation books for littles for Rockridge Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster.

Kristina lives by the belief “On a good day I teach.  On a great day I learn.”  Learn with Kristina through her website


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John Spencer

My goal is simple. I want to make something each day. Sometimes I make things. Sometimes I make a difference. On a good day, I get to do both.More about me

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