An acknowledged thought leader and powerful voice in support of integrating technology into classroom instruction, Scott Kinney has more than 20 years of experience in education. As senior vice president for Discovery Education, Kinney cultivates partnerships with school districts across the country, working with educators and administrators to develop customized solutions that support their strategic goals and enable the transition from static textbooks to dynamic digital content. Under his leadership, Discovery Education services are transforming teaching and learning in half of all U.S. schools, as well as half of all primary schools in England, numerous institutes of higher learning, and 50 countries around the world.
Kinney consults with high-level education policy makers, elected officials, and foreign ministries on a range of education issues. He 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. In addition, Kinney oversees the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), an international professional learning community dedicated to supporting educators around the world as they embed technology into their instructional practice.
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 work in the K-12 arena, Kinney has taught undergraduate and graduate classes at Kent State University and the Pennsylvania State University. Kinney also launched a partnership with Wilkes University, which offers in-service educators the opportunity to advance their careers through the accelerated, non-degree EDGE program or through the online, fully accredited Master of Science in Instructional Media program.
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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.