Faculty and Partners
Connie White taught high school Physics, Chemistry & Math before becoming an Educational Instructional Specialist (EIS) for IBM, while there, she began her consulting work with schools before leading one of the first one-to one laptop/tablet program in the country as Lakeview Academy’s Director of Technology and Learning. After 14 years of her successful leadership, Connie transitional into her role as the Director of Learning Design & Innovation at Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia. Connie has specialized in start-up technology initiatives, curriculum mapping, design thinking, STEM, strategic planning, brain-based learning, 1:1 laptop/tablet programs, staff development, leadership and digital literacy since 1995. She has conducted hundreds of workshops & seminars throughout the country and internationally.
Connie has developed and taught on-line graduate and professional development courses for ASB Online Academy and with the Online School for Girls.She has also co-created and facilitated learning for hundreds of teachers through an online Google course. Connie is a life-long learner who stays abreast and launches contemporary instructional and technological tools and strategies to meet the needs of today’s students. she designed and implemented one of the first Remote School Plans in the US and her work appeared on the cover of USA Today.
Connie is also an educational thought leader. She writes the education column for Southern Distinction magazine and was recently selected as Georgia’s representative writer in EdSurge’s 50 States Project. She is the past President of AATE which is an ISTE Affiliate and served on the PSC (Professional Standards Commission) in the area of Instructional Technology for the state of Georgia. Connie is a Google Certified Teacher, a Microsoft Trainer, a certified LoTi mentor, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a finalist for the Tech Leader of the Year Award. Connie was also selected by the ISTE Independent Schools Educators Network as the recipient of the 2016 ISEN Outstanding Educator Awards, and is a consultant for Educational Collaborators.
Dr. Scott McLeod
Dr. Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school technology leadership issues. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the only university center in the U.S. dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and is the co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He also is the co-creator of the 4 Shifts technology integration discussion protocol and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa, one of the largest EdCamp events in the United States. Dr. McLeod has worked with several hundred schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for his technology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). In 2015 he was one of three finalists to be the next Director of the Iowa Department of Education. In 2011 he was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod was one of the pivotal figures in Iowa’s grass roots 1:1 computing movement, which has resulted in over 220 school districts providing their students with powerful learning devices. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at regional, state, national, and international conferences. He has written 170 articles and other publications and is one of the most visible education professors in the United States.
Scott Klososky is a former CEO of three successful tech startup companies and principal at consulting firm Future Point of View. Scott specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of how technology is changing the world. His unique perspectives on technology, business culture, and the future allow him to work around the globe as an international speaker, consultant, and author. He works with senior executives in organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to universities, nonprofits, and countless professional associations and coalitions.
Scott brings innovation, velocity, and future vision to building his own companies, advising clients, and addressing global audiences of all sizes across a myriad of dynamic industries. He challenges leaders to think holistically in “high beam” ways to close mind gaps and bring teams together. Through consulting, educational programs and supporting resources Scott changes and accelerates the way organizations embrace and leverage new technologies.
Scott’s publications include, The Velocity Manifesto: Harnessing Technology, Vision & Culture to Future-Proof Your Organization, Enterprise Social Technology: Harnessing the Power of Social Media, Social Networking, Social Relevancy, and Manager’s Guide to Social Media: Jumpstart Productivity, Profitability, and Business Growth with Social Media (A McGraw Hill Briefcase Series Book). Scott brings a combination of “over the horizon” vision and “in the trenches” experience to meet the needs of clients and their context.
Kevin Crouch has led teachers and administrators at three different schools through the transformation of becoming digital-age organizations.
As the Director of Technologies and Innovation at the American International School Chennai, Kevin co-developed a program for leading transformational change through the intentional pairing and integration of systems of innovation and systems of routine. He is passionate about the challenge of developing leaders that can help schools navigate the increasingly complex landscape of education and change in these dynamic times.
Kevin has pioneered innovative programs for professional learning and leadership development and speaks frequently at high profile conferences such as ASB Unplugged, NESA, Learning 2.0, and ISTE. Kevin is a keynote speaker and writer, having been featured in several collaborative publications including Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds and Future Forwards, while contributing to his blog, The Front Lawn.
As Director of Technology Services at Consilience, Kevin helps school and technology leaders develop the systems and leadership practices that build resilience and adaptability in a continuously shifting landscape. He looks forward to the challenge of developing teacher leaders that can help lead our schools through the increasingly complex landscape of education in the digital age.
Elizabeth Helfant is the Director of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS), a JK-12 school of 1250 students in Missouri. Following graduation from Davidson College in 1984, Ms Helfant began her career in education teaching chemistry, physics, and mathematics. She has been in education for 29 years, 16 of which have been at MICDS. She had an integral role in implementing a 1-to-1 tablet program in grades 7-12 at MICDS. Elizabeth has presented at numerous conferences, including Midwest Educational Technology Conference, ISTE, ASB Un-Plugged and the Lausanne Laptop Institute. She presents and consults on a wide range of topics including Best Practices in Assessment, Teaching Skills with Technology, Using Brain Research in the Classroom. Designing Student-centered Curriculum, Engagement Strategies, Design Thinking, and STEM education. Elizabeth is also well-versed in designing and delivering professional development for faculty and connecting it to faculty growth/portfolios aligned to either Danielson or Marzano’s frameworks.
Elizabeth has worked as a consultant for the last 8 years providing workshops on her favorite presentation topics as well as on a variety of platforms and tools such as Google Apps, Office 365, Haiku, Instructure Canvas, Adobe, and Interactive Projectors. She has consulted internationally for both public and private institutions. In her spare time, she has taught courses for ASB Online Academy, The Online School for Girls, and Global Online Academy.
A perpetual learner, Elizabeth counts herself as a thought leader and change agent who has a talent for helping others synthesize the educational literature with their practice in a way that leads to thoughtful implementation and classroom change that impacts student learning.
Maggie Hos-McGrane has been teaching for over 30 years, 25 of these in international schools in Europe and Asia and is passionate about empowering teachers to use technology to transform learning.
She is an IB consultant, IB school visitor and IB workshop leader, facilitating both online, face-to-face regional workshops and in-school workshops. Maggie has presented about technology integration at international conferences including ISTE, Learning2, ECIS, AASSA, and EARCOS, in Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America. Maggie is a Google Innovator, has published several books about digital citizenship and technology integration, and has been recognized as one of the 365 heroes of education by Anthony Salcito, the Vice-President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. Maggie documents her growth as an educator, coach and leader on her blog, Tech Transformation, which is read by more than one million educators worldwide. She is currently the Director of Educational Technology at the American School of Bombay.
Starting in July, she will be Consilience’s Director of Coaching Services and will aim to support schools by tapping into her experience and four year journey to become a cognitive coaching trainer. She has facilitated training at schools in India and Malaysia, and led workshops on coaching for Indian NGOs. Maggie has also presented about coaching at ISTE, NESA, and the Vietnam Technology Conference.