Ryan L. Schaaf is an assistant professor of educational technology at Notre Dame of Maryland University and a faculty associate for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
Ryan is also an experienced consultant. He delivers workshops and keynotes on the potential of using gaming in the classroom, the learning characteristics of the digital generations, effective pedagogy with digital learners, and emerging technologies and trends in education.
With more than 18 years in education, he is a former classroom teacher, instructional leader, curriculum designer, and technology integration specialist. In 2007, Ryan was nominated for Howard County and Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Ryan is the author of numerous research articles in the New Horizons for Learning and Canadian Journal of Action Research related to the use of digital games as an effective instructional strategy in the classroom.
He earned a BS with honors in education from Towson University and an MS in educational technology and technology leadership from Johns Hopkins University. He is pursuing a PhD in instructional leadership for changing populations from Notre Dame of Maryland University.