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Susan Bearden

Susan M. Bearden is the Chief Innovation Officer with the Consortium for School Networking. A former school technology leader, she approaches IT from an educator mindset and facilitates best practices in education technology to support innovative teaching and learning. A passionate supporter of digital equity, she led the 2018 update of CoSN’s Digital Equity toolkit and provides project management support for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. From 2016-2017 she served as a Senior Education Pioneers Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Educational Technology, where she led the 2017 update of federal government’s K-12 school infrastructure guide. The author of “Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach,” Susan has received numerous awards including being named one of the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making IT Happen” Award from FSTE, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year. She is the co-founder and co-moderator of the popular #Edtechchat Twitter chat, which takes place Monday nights at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

Susan Bearden
Chief Innovation Officer
Consortium for School Networking