An acknowledged thought leader and powerful voice in support of educational technology, Scott Kinney has more than 20 years of experience in the education industry. As senior vice president for Discovery Education, Kinney cultivates deep partnerships with school districts across the country, working closely with educators and administrators to develop customized solutions that support their strategic goals and empower them to make the systematic transition from print to digital. Under his leadership, Discovery Education services are transforming teaching and learning in more than half of U.S. schools and 35 countries around the world.
In addition to partnering with school districts, Kinney consults with high-level education officials, governors from across the US, and foreign ministries of education, including work in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East. He also oversees the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), one of the largest, most active international learning communities dedicated to supporting educators from around the world as they embed technology into their daily classroom instruction.
Kinney has testified before Congress on the Future of Learning, spoken at countless education conferences, keynoted numerous administrator events and contributed to various national education publications.
Prior to joining Discovery Education, Kinney spent 15 years in public education serving at both a school district and regional service center. In addition to his K-12 work, Kinney has taught undergraduate and graduate classes for Kent State University and Penn State University. Regularly designing and implementing innovative learning solutions, Kinney also launched a partnership with Wilkes University, through which in-service educators have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Instructional Media through an online, fully accredited program.Download a high-res headshot.
Going Digital: The Next Chapter in Teaching & Learning
Students today engage with content differently than any previous generation of learners. Yet even with the irrefutable evidence that our students have a clear preference in how they choose to interact with information, we largely ignore these facts when considering instructional content. Examine the future of instructional materials including the instructional benefits of digital content, global trends, implementation obstacles and examples of current success.