Jody Britten

Senior Associate at the Metiri Group. Jody is an award winning classroom teacher and professor. Her innovative thinking and leadership positioned her to serve as a Leading Change Fellow for Educause in 2008. Having served as a teacher, team leader, evaluator, assessment designer and coordinator, curriculum designer, advocate, author, and researcher in education Jody has a unique depth of understanding in systems of learning. Public and private schools engage Dr. Britten to support curriculum development, critical thinking/collaboration/creativity, learning environments, systemic change, assessment, equity, and accessibility. Since joining Metiri Group, Jody has contributed to the implementation and thoughtful pursuit of 21st Century skills and digital learning in countless classrooms and contributed to the development of educational systems that positively impact student engagement. Having trained school educational leaders and teachers on six continents, Jody’s work continues to be grounded in research and implementation science. With her Metiri colleagues Jody coauthored the Future Ready Schools framework and the Future Ready assessment system that is in use by more than 3,000 U.S. school districts. Jody demonstrates a uniquely rich knowledge base of the research behind effective teaching and learning in the 21st Century, and the capacity to help activate that research in classrooms. Dr. Britten is recognized as a national thought leader in digital learning, most recently developing the research foundations and classroom strategies for the International Society for Technology in Education learning standards for students. Jody is capable of understanding complex systems and building new approaches that utilize local strengths and help every part of an organization move towards achieving their unique goals and vision. Jody has coauthored several frameworks, including one for developing entrepreneurial skills in all students for the National Science Foundation. Jody supports start-ups, private sectors companies, states, districts, schools, universities, and non-profits as they establish their individual goals and ultimately their pathway for success in achieving dynamic, meaningful, purposeful actions that empower students for success. Jody has written books, articles, chapters focused on digital learning, systems change, and 21st Century skills. Dr. Britten has also published white papers, visions, and improvement plans for organizations, companies, ministries of education, states, districts, and schools. She has developed coaching programs for innovation, digital learning, and instructional change for multiple states. Jody continues to work nationally and internationally on the implementation of 1:1 technology in preK-20 educational settings. She strives to help all educators see the potential in progress, allowing all students to engage in purposeful work ignited by student agency.

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