Juliette LaMontagne, Ed.D., is an educator dedicated to diversifying educational opportunities to better meet the needs of learners. After teaching in the New York City Public Schools and later Columbia University, she began consulting for the Student Press Initiative, the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers, and the Asia Society’s International Studies School Network as a Curriculum Developer and EdTech Innovations Facilitator.
Her current initiative, Breaker, drives alternative learning and social innovation by mobilizing interdisciplinary teams of young creative collaborators to design product solutions to global challenges. Each unique project is a three-month collaboration between the Breaker team, the visionaries who pose their challenge, and the industry experts who support their process. Participants leave Breaker with new perspectives and abilities and with products ready to be stress-tested and developed. Breaker introduces young people to social enterprise by way of design.
TED2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TED2012, TED2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TED2009
Areas of Expertise
urban education, Project-Based Learning
An idea worth spreading
There are legions of underestimated young people with new insights into old problems who need only to be asked, in specific ways, for their contributions. And when those individuals see the impact of their creative capital on the marketplace, you have a new breed of social entrepreneur changing the world.
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