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Tap into your potential with Discovery Education's Speakers Bureau. Work with our team of keynote speakers and workshop leaders to identify, encourage, and promote the most effective use of technology in the classroom.
Scott Kinney


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.

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Keynote Sessions


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.


What People Are Saying

"How do you get your audience to put down their iPads and stay focused in a session right after a big lunch on the last day of a conference? You bring in Scott Kinney for a dynamic, interactive and highly engaging presentation that keeps the room buzzing. Scott's energy is contagious, but he has much more than a great stage presence. In a room full of K12 superintendents, every one of them an education expert, Scott conveyed subject matter expertise and depth of knowledge that gave our guests information they could use in their districts right away. We are looking forward to bringing him back to our next event."
JD Solomon
Program Director
District Administration Leadership Institute Superintendents Summit
"Scott Kinney is an amazing, inspiring speaker and his passion for technology and digital content in America's classrooms is contagious. Scott offered Texas school leaders concrete advice on how to make sure schools are preparing kids for their future, whether you're in the Metroplex or a tiny West Texas town."
Jenny LaCoste-Caputo
Communications & Media Relations
Texas Association of School Administrators

Types of Sessions He Delivers

  • Keynote/Featured Sessions

Topics He Covers

  • 21st Century Leadership
  • The Transition to Digital
  • Media and Instruction
  • Professional Learning