Currently serving as Chief Academic Officer, Chris is engaged with school leaders across the country working toward transforming teaching and learning experiences through a culture of entrepreneurialism and personalization, leveraging technology. His work with the Learning Counsel is to strengthen the services available to schools through oversight of the Learning Leadership Society as well as the Expo Achievement Schools and Hybrid Logistics Project professional networks, in addition to leading the Innovation Services division of the Learning Counsel.
Chris has a passion for creativity, and has been in educational, community development and business leadership roles ranging from teaching to strategic business development and systems implementation. Previously an assistant superintendent, principal, staff developer and classroom teacher, he combines his passion for teaching and learning with marketing and strategic development, to foster innovation in the education sector. Prior to entering education, Chris enjoyed a career in advertising as a creative director, then shifted to the information technology field to lead marketing and initiatives in new product development and strategic business alliances.SEE BIO
Learning Counsel’s objective is to provide news, research, and context on American K12 education change.
Starting in 2014, Learning Counsel launched its news site and the first national survey on digital transition. Our executives also produced meeting-style events for school and district administrators in fifteen cities. From the beginning, we showed administrators how the industry of education stacked up against other industries and what was happening in high tech. A unique perspective on education being a system within the greater eco-system serving the American public produced insights found no where else.
The impact of providing context for effective strategy by K12 education continues to be felt nationwide as Learning Counsel produces live and virtual events for school and district leaders.
In 2022, Learning Counsel added our Innovation Services division, the Hyrid Logistics Project, and two more pro networks to directly aid schools and districts with expertise.
The Learning Counsel is a research institute and news media hub with 310,000 readers that provides context for educators from ongoing analysis of trends and a deep understanding of new dynamics in technology, systems, and school administration. Our mission-based organization was the first to develop a thesis of education’s future based on tech and cultural evolution — and start helping schools advance systematically with live field events and the direct work of the Learning Counsel Innovation Services division.
Innovation Services is a division of the Learning Counsel dedicated to helping schools advance systematically and manage change through a range of partnerships, including live events, consulting, and unique multi-year engagements with a professional diversity approach.
Learning Leadership Society is a membership organization of over 400 schools, districts, and individual educators. Formerly known as the EduJedi, they are thought leader contributors to editorial, events, and projects. Benefits include access to special reports, networking, professional development exercises, analyst access, digital learning experience standards access, invitations to attend and speak at events and more. Learning Leadership Society members are ones who know the learning transformation end game.
Expo Achievement Schools are individual schools and districts committed to the vision of the future of education as outlined in the Learning Counsel’s Becoming Expo Learning Special Report. Expo Achievement Schools are implementing new structures and strategies for a school organization’s people and physical spaces alongside technological transformation, as they work toward experiential and personalized learning.
The Hybrid Logistics Project proposes educational transformation through the dis-aggregation of the grade-and-class structure to a hybrid model of time and space use, characterized as learning “uberization.” The Project works with education leaders on the vision’s practical utilities for teachers, administrative calendaring logistics, student personalization potentials, helping disseminate the research, and developing the first Hybrid Logistics Interchange (HLI) showcase software.
KnowStory is a dynamic calendaring and communications interchange for teaching and learning as well as edtech vendors. With free and paid services, it is an interchange used for the Hybrid Logistics Project to transform live learning intersection to be highly personalized and flexible. It has supporting marketplace function, social groups, events posting, bookmarking, badging, academic standards library, dynamic inventory management, and integrates to existing systems.
Systemic evolution with a professional diversity approach.
Innovation Services is a division of the Learning Counsel dedicated to helping schools advance systematically and manage change through a range of partnerships and resources, including live events, consulting, and unique multi-year engagements.
The team, consisting of practitioners at all levels of the educational system and private sector can personalize partnerships to meet the individual needs of systems and educators as they work toward personalized learning and technology architecture models. This professional diversity gives our partners a distinct advantage and makes us uniquely positioned to help school systems succeed in a changing global and local context.
Formed around four pillars of practice: Vision, Research, Learning, and Innovation, our work addresses current and future issues and strategies being experienced across the country, and leverages research and publications by The Learning Counsel and its partners to help schools and districts evolve forward.