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Erika Sandstrom is a Digital Learning Coach and Digital Media Teacher specializing in Green Screen and Video Production. Dubbed “Green Screen Gal”, Erika shares her creative media and mindfulness passions as a featured speaker at conferences, provides district professional development, hosts online webinars, created and co-hosted the 2nd annual Green Screen Summit in July 2022, and recently was featured on the cover of the of Ed Tech K12 Magazine.
Erika’s enthusiasm is so fun. I know it firsthand by creating the video below together and participating in the Green Screen Summit plus spending time with Erika at ISTE in New Orleans.
My Green Screen Fever is hopefully contagious as I believe every educator would benefit using this technology in their schools for curriculum but most of all Mindful SEL as it is so powerful!
Overview of YOU
I am in my 32nd year as an educator including grades 3-8 in several subject areas. My experience includes 8 years of teaching in Missouri and I am currently in my 21st year in the Peabody Public Schools teaching grades 6th-8th as a Digital Media Teacher and was the Yearbook Manager for 3 years. I also serve on our district Technology Team and recently became a Mindfulness Coach for Peabody as well where we are launching my Mindful Super Hero Club district-wide. I am also a Delegation Leader for People To People International and have traveled to 16 countries with students.
I truly enjoy teaching and traveling with students as they are always so enthusiastic about seeing new places and meeting new people from all walks of life…plus we alwaysget great footage for our Green Screen! In my free time, I am also a Yoga/Pilates Instructor and own a paint and sip company called The Painter’s Pub.
Share your story of what it was like growing up
I have ADHD but didn’t know it back then, but always creative ideas flowing so fast I would get overwhelmed, much like today! (lemon story) During my childhood I needed to be creative and take over my 3 year old sister’s birthday parties in the front yard while Mom had a party planned in the backyard already. Is it a coincidence I am wearing green in my childhood phones? I think not! Ha!
Share the creative YOU
Additionally, I am a Green Screen and Video Production PD instructor for MASSCUE and for https://www.pdcollab.org/ who provide PD for educators and administrators that services 160 school districts in Massachusetts. I am also working with WeVideo to create SEL lessons for their new classroom feature that is unveiling this spring. Additionally, I have just been chosen as a new Canvassador for Canva as one of 19 in the US. I truly enjoy creating courses and teaching staff development to fellow educators and administrators! Additionally, I have been featured in several Podcasts, magazines, educational summits, LIVE Instagram streams, and my Mindfulness enthusiasm is derived from 16 years as a Yoga/Pilates Instructor.
Green Screen Summit
Dubbed “Green Screen Gal”, Erika shares her passions as a featured speaker at conferences, through professional development, online webinars and online courses. She has hosted LIVE webinars for Wakelet, WeVideo, Adobe, and presented in educational summits, podcasts, as well as Climate Action Day. Erika also created and co-hosted the 2nd annual Green Screen Summit in July 2022.
Erika’s dream is to help others harness the power of balancing their MIND, BODY and SPIRITS in creative ways! She recently was featured on the cover of the of Ed Tech K12 Magazine.
Your WHY around your Mindfulness enthusiasm
Meeting Dr. Blaise changed my mind and changed my life! Witnessing our media creations make a difference for my students well being and watching them jump out of their comfort zone…literally sometimes on the green screen! Blaise quote
Green Screen JOY (my joy and how I realized there is no age limit as it heals all to tap into that kid inside them) with elderly in assisted living video AND themed events as well as my 83 year old father Eric known as #GreenScreenDad
I have a huge dream to teach all educators worldwide and was dubbed “Green Screen Gal!” My new series launching in 2023 of lesson plans, tutorials, and a FREE online course for #MyBreathingBubble AND writing a book called “Cultivating Compassion Through CREATIVITY!”
#MyBreathingBubble article in #RISEEduMag https://www.
I hope to play with y’all soon as the JOY it brings is wonderful for ALL ages!
I was playing with Barbara showing how to climb into the computer. It didn’t work completely. We were laughing way too much.
Erika’s Contact Information
Hope you enjoyed my fun conversation with Erika Sandstrom @GreenScreenGal who joined me on my virtual porch! Erika helped me create this wonderful post that includes her journey, story, and loads of resources. Please share this podcast and the post that is on this website with your friends.
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For more information about my book, Define Your WHY, go to this page or click on the image of the book for resources, questions, and links.