I am CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.
In 2016 Technology & Learning I was selected as one of the “big 10” most influential people in ed tech, and the Center for Digital Education identified him as a Top 30 Technologist/Transformer/Trailblazer. In 2008 I was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. In 2016 he received a Special Recognition award from the Council of Great City Schools.
I serve on many Advisory Boards including the Friday Institute at NC State University, the Public Policy Advisory Council for the American Library Association, previously the Education Committee of the National Park System and past Board Member/Treasurer of the National Coalition on Technology in Education & Training (NCTET). He has served as a co-principal investigator of the highly regarded Horizon K-12 emerging technologies report for many years.
I have organized senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia, Europe and South America to examine best practice in ICT in education.
In fall of 2015, I conducted a Work Study on Digital Equity as an Associate in Practice at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. I have a Masters from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.