Innovate & Educate: Rising Education Leaders – Episode 4
Episode Overview: Aaron White sits down with Jeff Mao who was the Learning Technology Policy Director for Maine’s Department of Education. They discuss the history of innovation in K12, Jeff’s experience being on the cutting edge of technology, and recognizing the impact technology had on education. Learn all about some of the technological chasms he faced during the push for using technology in schools.
This Episode’s Guest: Jeff Mao, Previous Learning Technology Policy Director for Maine DoE. Jeff is an education technology leader who provides strategic consulting services for schools and ed tech companies, speaking, and workshops with a focus on education technology, 1:1 learning, and education policy. Jeff has keynoted international events sponsored by UNESCO, World Bank, InterAmerica-Development Bank, and the Korean Education and Research Information Service. In the United States, he has keynoted state conferences including NYSCATE (New York) and VITA-Learn (Vermont), and presented at events including ISTE, CoSN, SETDA, FETC, TASA, TCEA, CETPA He served on the Board of Directors of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) for six years including two as Chair of the Board.
Podcast overview: On our podcast, Innovate & Educate: Rising Education Leaders, we connect with educators to discuss some of the latest and hottest issues facing schools. Our guests are educators who are leading the way in innovation to help improve their schools. They are educators focused on bringing positive change to their districts. The guests are Tech Directors and School Superintendents who are on the forefront of innovation both inside and outside the classroom within their school.