Senior Associate at the Metiri Group. Jody has been a classroom teacher, a professor, assessment coordinator, curriculum designer, advocate, author and researcher in education. Public and private schools have worked with Jody around curriculum, creativity, learning environments, systemic change, and accessibility. Since joining Metiri Group, Jody has contributed to the implementation and thoughtful pursuit of 21st Century skills and digital learning in the classroom. Jody’s work has contributed to the development of educational systems that positively impact student engagement in STEM, STEAM, digital learning, and innovation. Having trained school 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 2,000 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 bring that research to action in classrooms. Jody has received acknowledgements for her innovative teaching practices since her first year in a classroom, and has Jody has coauthored the research foundations and classroom strategies for the International Society for Technology in Education 2017 learning standards for students. In addition, Jody coauthored a framework for developing entrepreneurial thinking with funding from 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 several articles, contributed to several books, and published white papers, visions, and improvement plans for organizations, companies, ministries of education, states, districts, and schools. She has developed coaches training for innovation, digital learning, and inquiry coaches and worked nationally on the implementation of mobile devices in preK-20 educational settings. Dr. Britten served as a Leading Change Fellow for Educause in 2008 and is currently in the Disruptive Strategy cohort at Harvard University’s Business School.
Metiri was one of ten companies selected to provide services to support digital learning throughout the United States through a competitive marketplace funded and developed by the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey, allowing pre-RFP contract purchasing through ESCNJ RFP 18/19-44 with Coop Purchasing Number- 65MCESCCPS.