Hi, I'm Kevin.

I have fourteen years of K-8 experience leading elementary and middle school STEAM instruction (including screen-based technology education and STEAM - Makerspace - Design Thinking programs). I am a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and have been designing and leading adult professional learners since I started teaching. In 2016, I was named as one of twenty Stanford Fablearn Fellows, a diverse group of educators advancing the cause of maker-centered learning worldwide. Back in 2010, several colleagues and I organized the first-ever Edcamp in Philadelphia; the rest is history. Prior to teaching, I worked for 17 years in the private sector, primarily in the fields of information technology project management and professional services consulting.

As an educator over the last nearly decade-and-a-half, I have seen educational technology make a significant impact on teaching & learning. Forward-thinking teachers helped students move from 'consumers' to 'producers' at an exponential pace, driven by decreases in the cost of computing devices, free Web 2.0 tools (remember that phrase?) and eventually, Google's G Suite.

Something similar seems to be happening these days with the K-12 maker movement, as schools and districts rush to embrace the unique affordances of maker-centered learning by building and equipping makerspaces, developing curricula, and (in the most transformative cases) even redesigning entire districts around student agency, creativity, and innovation.

While in the private sector, I learned how to organize and lead complex technical and human-capital management projects with multiple stakeholders; produce deliverables on schedule & under budget; and communicate effectively so that expectations were met or exceeded. I take great pride in those skills. 

I believe that this unique combination of life experiences over more than thirty years allows me to be an immediate asset to your school, district, team or project. 

Have I piqued your interest relative to an existent or emerging organizational need? Great! Let's talk.

Thanks for visiting! I hope we get the chance to work together.

Kevin Jarrett