Jen Schneider is a Middle School High Ability Learner facilitator in Omaha, Nebraska and a PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. She currently serves on the Nebraska Educational Technology Board of Directors and is a co-coordinator for EdCamp Omaha. Jen’s research has been presented at local and national conferences (Nebraska Educational Technology Association NETA conference, International Society for Technology in Education ISTE conference, MOFET Institute’s Story of Innovation in Teacher Education Conference, Nebraska Middle Level Association (NMLEA) Conference, and UNL Tech Edge conferences). Her research interests include innovative schools, teacher education programs, design research, and project-based learning. Jen writes about Genius Hour and other innovative topics at Creative Tech Teacher.