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EdScoop Takes A Much Needed Look At State Education Leaders

edscoop-heroes-top EdScoop Takes A Much Needed Look At State Education Leaders

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EdScoop’s, EdTech Heroes: 25 State Leaders Making A Difference Highlights The Men and Women Driving EdTech For Their Respective States

It’s not often that one blog or online publication highlights a feature that another site is doing, however on Friday it seems that all of our writers stumbled upon a series that our friends at EdScoop are working on called EdTech Heroes: 25 State Leaders Making A Difference.

Often we look at the shiny new things with all the beautiful functions and buttons. We chronicle the creators, innovators and founders that have created said things. We look at the teachers that are trying these things out, but often overlooked are these men and women that without them, getting technology in the classroom would be quite difficult.

Regardless of where you stand politically, it’s refreshing to see leaders at the state level in various states that are making a difference and as you read through the bio pieces that EdScoop has put together you’ll see that like many of our readers, these folks got into their position for the good of the student. Regardless of where Washington is with education and technology, these state leaders are full steam ahead.

The leaders chronicled in the series weren’t chosen because of test scores or standards. EdScoop took a deeper look into each one of these individuals.

“In selecting the 25 heroes, we looked for people whose work reached primarily across the state level. We also sought individuals who spearheaded projects or championed major initiatives — those who were willing to take a bold idea and turn it into something tangible, with real, measurable results.” they said.

Click any of the links in this article to read about these edtech leaders. EdScoop has unveiled the first five so far:

Bob Swiggum, Chief Information Officer, Georgia Department of Education
Candice Dodson, Director of e-learning, Indiana Department of Education
Jon Corippo, Interim Executive Director, CUE
Kimberly Harrington, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education
Phil Emer, Director of Technology, Planning and Policy, The Friday Institute, NC State.

Follow and bookmark this link to EdScoop for the whole series.