Juliette LaMontagne, Ed.D., spent fifteen years piloting learning experiments with the New York City Department of Education – as a classroom teacher, as a professional developer, and as a teacher trainer. Her innovative work in education is recognized by TED, where she is a Senior Fellow and the Institute of Design at Stanford University where she is a d.fellow. She was named to the Public Interest 100 in 2012 and received excellence in teaching awards from Columbia University, Teachers College where she was a Lecturer from 1999-2004. In 2011 she founded Breaker to close the gap between education and employment. Breaker builds local, national, and global challenges to introduce participants to a design process that lends immediacy and relevancy to learning. Participants exit Breaker with new skills and abilities; products and services result from Breaker ready for impact.
TED2015, TED2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TED2012, TED2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TED2009
Areas of Expertise
Design Thinking, Youth entrepreneurship, Experiential Education, Performance based assessment, Ecosystem Development, Community & Social Development
An idea worth spreading
Ingenuity is a learned skill that can be taught. The demands of the innovation economy call on all of us to reframe how we learn, how we teach, and how we work.
I'm passionate about
curricula as art, new media literacies, people and their stories, marshland, cranberry bogs...
Talk to me about
seeding social ventures, youth entrepreneurship, unschooled spaces
People don't know I'm good at
dry wall, shrunken apple head carving, harvesting bogs