Jody Britten

Senior Associate at the Metiri Group. Jody has been an award winning classroom teacher and professor. Her leadership and advocacy led to Dr. Britten’s serving as a Leading Change Fellow for Educause in 2008. Having served as an assessment 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 the classroom. Jody’s work has 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 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 activate that research in classrooms. Dr. Britten has received awards for her innovative teaching practices since her first year in a classroom, and recognized as a national thought leader in digital learning. Jody has coauthored the research foundations and classroom strategies for the International Society for Technology in Education 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 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 coaches training for innovation, digital learning, and instructional change. Jody continues to work nationally and internationally on the implementation of 1:1 technology in preK-20 educational settings.

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