I work at the intersection of technology, education, and human development.

A Look Inside mSchool

Kids and parents talk about the impact of having adaptive learning technology in their local community center.


Duke University, SBSI Summit Keynote

The story of my work in education and why I believe new learning technologies are the key to unlocking student potential.

I'm the Founder of Unlearn Education and previously mSchool. For my work in ed-tech I was named to Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30", Education Week’s "Nine People Who Will Shape Education in the Next 10 Years”, and awarded Teach for America's National Social Innovation Award.

I started my career as an alternative school math teacher in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, but I've also worked in political, government, and non-profit roles before moving into technology – all focused on helping people reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances.

My consulting focuses on human-centered business model design: helping organizations discover what their customers & users actually need, then finding a sustainable way to reach them.

I occasionally present my work in distributed education systems and adaptive game-based assessment.

Feel free to email or reach out on twitter. For secure calls or messaging, send me your number here and I'll respond on signal.


2017

March 5-9
Austin, TX
SxSWedu Conference
"Microschools: A New Model? Will it Last?"

2016

February 21
Williamsburg, VA
College of William & Mary
Innovating the Industries Series
"Technology and Human Development"

March 22-24
San Francisco, CA
Carnegie Foundation
Summit on Improvement in Education
"Education Rising: Collaborative and Strategic Approaches to Talent"

2015

April 7
Scottsdale, AZ
ASU Global Silicon Valley Summit
Presenter, Featured Venture

May 5
San Francisco, CA
Software and Information Industry Association Summit
"Assessment Types and Application in Learning Systems"

October 4-6
Philadelphia, PA
Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit
Honoree

2014

February 10
Durham, NC
Duke University
Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference
"Adaptive Personalization as a Democratizing Force in Education"

July 9
Detroit, MI
Teach For America Alumni and Educators Conference
COBO Center
"Technology and the Future of Teaching (Why This Time is Different)"

Feel free to email or reach out on twitter. For secure calls or messaging, send me your number below and I'll respond on signal.


Thanks, and you should still feel free to reach out on twitter too (I'm occasionally* behind getting through my inbox).

Talk to you soon,
Elliot

*perpetually