Scott McLeod, PhD, is an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P–12 school technology leadership issues.
Scott is the founding director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. He is also the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa, the nation’s largest EdCamp event. Dr. McLeod co-created the wildly popular video series Did You Know? (Shift Happens), as well as trudacot, a technology-integration discussion protocol.
Dr. McLeod has worked with several hundred schools, districts, universities, and other organizations. He 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, Scott 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 grassroots 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.