How much would student learning increase if decision-makers had access to better information about how edtech tools perform in contexts similar to their own? Emerging data suggests 85% of edtech spending may be wasted on tools that are a poor fit or are not implemented correctly.
The Jefferson Education Exchange aims to solve this collective action problem through a sector-wide initiative to discover why edtech tools work differently in various contexts.
Click here to view a detailed slide deck about the project.
CLICK HERE to read an announcement of the 13 “candidate variables” selected by the EdTech Genome Steering Committee.
CLICK HERE to complete a public comment survey on which 10 of the 13 “candidate variables” should be studied first.
CLICK HERE to learn more and apply to join a Variable Working Group. Applications are open through January 6, 2020.
Click here to view a press release announcing the 13 candidate variables up for public comment.
Click here to read an EdWeek Market Brief article on the initiative, "What Factors Drive or Doom Ed-Tech Implementation? New Study Taking a Look"
The EdTech Genome Steering Committee roster currently includes:
- Doretha Allen, Middle School Innovation Coordinator, Dallas Independent School District
- Lennon Audrain, Teacher, Brookline Public Schools; Former Student President, Educators Rising
- Danny Carlson, Associate Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
- Melissa Collins, Global Teacher Prize semifinalist, Teacher, Shelby County Schools (Memphis, TN)
- Kimberly Dadisman, Policy and Research Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL North America)
- Stacey Dallas Johnston, Teacher, Clark County School District, former Teaching Ambassador Fellow, US Dept of Education
- Aman Dhanda, Director of Educator Engagement, ASCD
- Candice Dodson, Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SEDTA)
- Jason Edwards, Senior Associate, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
- Rose Else-Mitchell, Independent Consultant; Former Chief Learning Officer, HMH
- Brent Engelman, Director of Education Data and Information Systems, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
- Meg Hamel, Director of Research, EdSurge
- Kristin Hamilton, Vice President, Senior VP of Standards, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
- Barbara Hickman, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
- Maria Hyler, Deputy Director of Washington DC Office and Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute
- Alexander Kmicikewycz, Teacher, Chicago Public Schools; Teach Plus Fellow
- Keith Krueger, Chief Executive Officer, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
- Verna Lalbeharie, Managing Director of Digital Age Personalized Learning, American Institutes for Research
- Stephanie Marken, Executive Director of Education Research, Gallup
- Saro Mohammed, Education Research Consultant
- Andrea Prejean, Director of Teacher Quality, National Education Association (NEA)
- Alexandra Resch, Senior Researcher, Mathematica
- Brian Seymour, Education Technology Director, Pickerington Local School District (Columbus, OH)
- David Slykhuis, Chair, National Technology Leadership Summit; Director of Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute, University of Northern Colorado
- Joseph South, Chief Learning Officer, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- Daniel Stanhope, Vice President, Research and Analytics, Lea(R)n
- Katrina Stevens, Director of Learning Sciences, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
- Lauren Stuart, Teacher, Beverly Hills School District; Board Member, EdReports.org
- Michelle Tiu, Director of Education Technology, WestEd
- Bi Vuong, Managing Director of Education Practice, Project Evident
The EdTech Genome Advisory Board roster currently includes:
- Thomas Arnett, Senior Research Fellow, Christensen Institute
- Ryan Baker, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
- Peggy Brookins, Chief Executive Officer, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
- Eric Brown, Executive Committee, National Education Association (NEA)
- Tonika Clayton, Managing Partner, New Schools Venture Fund
- Patrice Dawkins-Jackson, Director, Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Programs, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- David Irwin, Executive Director, District Administration
- Eric Isselhardt, President and Acting Chief Executive Officer, NNSTOY
- George Kane, General Manager, Education Ventures, Emerson Collective
- Tom Kane, Economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Chris Liang-Vergara, Chief Learning Officer, LEAP Innovations
- Christopher Mazzeo, Director, Center for Research, Evaluation and Analysis, Education Northwest
- Michele McLaughlin, President, Knowledge Alliance
- Erin Mote, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Innovate EDU
- Dean Nazfiger, Vice President, Westat
- Jennifer Norford, Chief Program Officer, Marzano Research
- Ronn Nozoe, Interim Executive Director, ASCD
- Leila Nuland, Managing Content Director, Hanover Research
- Lynn Olson, Consultant, Former Deputy Director of K-12 Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- John Pane, Senior Scientist, RAND
- Beth Rabbitt, Chief Executive Officer, The Learning Accelerator
- Ron Reed, Founder & Executive Producer, SXSW EDU
- LaVerne Srinivasan, Vice President of National Program, Program Director for Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Billy Tally, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center
- Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, The School Superintendents Association (AASA)
- Richard Varn, Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
- Rob Weil, Director of Field Programs, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
The EdTech Genome Industry Council, which will include edtech vendor and investor perspectives, will be co-chaired by Steering Committee member Rose Else-Mitchell and is still under construction.
Questions? Please email Dan Brown, Director of National Engagement, at email@example.com.