Lead with Why; How EdTech Leaders Can Inspire Change
Combining ideas from
Start With Why
The Power of Nice
The Lean Startup
Every Shot Must Have a Purpose
this talk shares lessons learned from 18 years leading educational technology change in independent schools.
Beginning a career in independent schools in 1991,
brings 24 years of experience to his role as Chief Information Officer for Ravenscroft School. For the last 18 years Mr. Ramsden has dedicated his career to improving technology in independent schools both on the instructional and infrastructure levels. A co-author of "Communicating and Connecting with Social Media" from Solution Tree, Mr. Ramsden is presently a member of NAIS' 21st Century Curriculum/Technology Task Force. Previously, he has been a SAIS/SACS Visiting Team Member (2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006), had founded NCAIS' Commission on Technology (2008), was a member of NCAIS' Technology Conference Planning Committee (2006 - 2011), and founded the TAIS Technology Directors Association (2005). Prior to his appointment to Ravenscroft in the Fall of 2006, he served as Technology Manager at The Hill Center in Durham, NC (2003 – 2006), Network Administrator & Technical Support Manager at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut (1999 – 2003), Director of Technology at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York (1997-1999), Associate Director of Admissions at Trinity-Pawling School (1994-1997), and Director of Admissions and Public Relations at Xavier High School in New York City (1991 – 1994). Mr. Ramsden holds a Master of Science in Education, Administration and Supervision from Fordham University and a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland.
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