Chad Dorsey is President and CEO of the Concord Consortium, which has been an innovation leader in researching and developing STEM educational technology for the past twenty years. Chad's experience ranges across the fields of science, education, and technology. In addition to overseeing a wide variety of STEM projects at the Concord Consortium, he serves as a leader in educational technology across the field on numerous advisory groups and professional workshops. Prior to joining the Concord Consortium in 2008, Chad led teacher professional development workshops as a member of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. Chad has also taught science in classrooms from middle schools through college and has guided educational reform efforts at the district-wide and whole-school levels. While earning his B.A. in physics at St. Olaf College and his M.A. in physics at the University of Oregon, Chad conducted experimental fluid mechanics research, built software models of Antarctic ice streams, and dragged a radar sled by hand across South Cascade Glacier. He first met computers when his family hooked an Apple II to their fancy new color TV set, and he's been a shameless geek ever since.
Deeply Digital STEM Learning
The future of education demands a new perspective, and today's technology and capabilities make it possible. Across all STEM topics, mathematics understanding and practices can play out in new ways thanks to advances in educational technology. Cutting-edge technology and approaches such as modeling and simulation and technologies for data collection, exploration and analysis can contribute to deep learning and aid in the development of essential practices in science and engineering across STEM topics. By examining how mathematics understanding weaves into these topics, we can broaden our outlook at how to approach infusing the importance of mathematics across disciplines and contribute to important new advances in learning and research.