"If your actions inspire others  to dream more, learn more, do more,
and become more, you are a  leader."
~ President John Quincy Adams

Jill Brownlee Wolf

President / Executive Producer

Prior to starting Trailhead, Jill Brownlee Wolf spent 16 years in science and literacy education working with AP students, struggling readers, teachers, and school administrators tackling the major science and literacy education issues.    
In addition to the formal educational setting, Jill spent years working with youth groups, children’s performance groups, and adult drama teams listening to their hearts desires, encouraging their talents, and working to help each develop both their unique voice and a vision for their life. 

Jill found learners, children to adults, will tackle the most difficult task, IF they feel it is relevant, IF they feel better or smarter during and after they complete it, and IF they are supported during the challenge.  She has also found that emotional connection to the material creates the best learning. Therefore she has committed to the task of developing educational experiences with emotional narratives set in a relevant context and with ample support. This is the ONLY way to true, whole-person learning.  

Empowering a child to action outside of an “assignment,” must carry relevance, engagement, and reward, especially with so many options for their time.  Jill believes the best way to engage this generation is to foster the investigative nature of children when they are most naturally curious about how their world works, give children culturally relevant socially responsible contexts in which to learn, and connect their learning to the development of each child’s unique voice. 

Jill feels passionately that entertainment media has mastered something education is still struggling to find, that today's technology is like air to this generation, earning them the name "NET generation," and that the true potential of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) principles have not even begun to be tapped for the benefits of education. Together these areas contribute more to the relevance of learning than anything in today's classroom.  She has, therefore, chosen to leave a successful career in the school system to pursue the creation of curriculum leveraging entertainment media, advanced ICT  and current technology to make education empowering.  

Innovation isn't without its struggle, but creating a world where our children learn to be pursuers of knowledge, inventors of ideas, and designers of solutions is an innovation Jill is committed to. For Life!

Follow Jill's journey with Trailhead below (for a handful of her blogs) or for her full blog at https://jillbrownlee.wordpress.com/
Contact Jill at jillbrownlee@me.com for more information about the company, project, and how to get involved.

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