PBS Digital Innovator 2016

Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer North Dakota
  • Prairie Public Television
  • Mapleton School
  • Mapleton, North Dakota

Kayla Delzer is a globally awarded 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. In fact, The New York Times named her "one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States". She has ten years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. Kayla is an honoree of the University of North Dakota Sioux Award, the highest honor of achievement offered by the University. Governor Doug Burgum has recognized Kayla for her contributions to education in North Dakota, and assigned her a chair on North Dakota's Innovative Education Task Force. Kayla has delivered over 100 keynotes, one of note being at Twitter Headquarters. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners. She was recently selected as a recipient of the Global Hundred Award, designating her as one of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. She is a co-author of the best-selling book Education Write Now and is currently writing a book about classroom learning spaces and flexible seating, titled FlexEd. 

Fun Fact: Kayla loves all things fashion and she has modeled on a runway more than once!

Follow Kayla on Twitter, @topdogteaching.