Areas of educational interest: Innovation, Professional development, international education, Project-based learning, Information literacy, Mobile learning, Design of learning environments, Educational technology tools, Social media
Why I’m involved in EFF: I’m involved with EFF because I believe conversations about improving educution need to happen across boundaries and to be inclusive of all stakeholders. I’m excited to see technology leveraged to connect people to one another and to bring experts to the general public.
Lucy is an educational consultant, working with a variety of institutions and companies on 21st century learning initiatives. She often speaks at conferences and leads professional development efforts in public and independent schools. Groups she has worked with include Apple, Google, Cisco, Edmodo, CoSN, Chicago Public Schools and an assortment of schools and districts piloting mobile learning deployments.
Prior to her current work, Lucy spent 17 years working directly in public and independent schools. She began her career as a primary grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools, and served in various capacities related to educational technology and computer science at the University of Chicago’s Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute, and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.
Lucy’s current areas of interest are related to educational innovation and include mobile learning, project-based learning, search literacy, and global education. In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network of 18,000+ educators interested in collaboration which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. Lucy has also been awarded the Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator distinctions and in 2014, she received the Making IT Happen award from the Illinois Chapter of the International Society for Technology in Education.
For more information, please visit her web site at http://lucygrayconsuting.com.