Dr Shawn K Smith

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Dr. Shawn K. Smith is a national leader on issues surrounding digital education and pedagogy and is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Modern Teacher. Called an “education futurist” by many in the industry, Shawn works with school districts across the nation to modernize the learning experience for students.

As a rare book collector, Shawn has one of the world’s largest private collections of John Dewey’s writings. He has appeared on both Discovery and Learning channels as well as various radio, web, and podcast programs. He has authored 4 books on education:

  • The Art of Influence: Mastering the Digital Convergence Framework (2019)
  • The Shape of Change: The Continued Journey of the Digital Convergence Framework (2018)
  • The New Agenda: Achieving Personalized Learning through Digital Convergence (2017)
  • Teacher as Architect: Instructional design and delivery for the modern teacher (2012)

Formerly Shawn was a teacher, principal, and Chief of Schools for 15 years in school districts in Illinois and California. Shawn holds degrees from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin (bachelor’s degree, elementary education), the California State University, San Bernardino (master’s degree, middle school education), and the University of Southern California (doctorate degree, urban education policy and leadership).

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