Jason Ravitz - Digital Promise

Jason Ravitz

I try to learn from everyone, but I particularly value connections with colleagues through professional associations which have accountability to professional standards for practice and peer review.”

Jason Ravitz is Senior Research Scientist on the Dynamic Learning Project. His pioneering educational technology research has influenced district, state, national and international initiatives. At Google from 2014-2018, Jason developed evaluation capacity and led research for university relations, K-12 computer science (CS) outreach, and social impact. He founded programs with non-profits like the National Girls Collaborative Project and co-founded the CS Impact Network to bridge three National Science Foundation initiatives, large private/public partnerships, and the American Evaluation Association (AEA) STEM education community. Jason led studies at the Buck Institute for Education on project- and problem-based learning for 12 years and chaired the American Educational Research Association (AERA) group on this topic. He has taught graduate courses, advised students, lectured, consulted and published widely, and his measures have frequently been re-used internationally. Jason began his career as a social studies and computer teacher before joining the National School Network Testbed project at BBN Educational Technologies. He earned a Ph.D. (1999) in Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation at Syracuse University and completed postdoctoral positions on national teaching reform surveys at UC, Irvine, and technology-supported assessments for learning at UC, Berkeley/SRI International. Jason studied sociology and teaching at Harvard, graduated from Detroit’s Cass Technical HS, and was raised by activist civil rights lawyers. He plays several musical instruments and has an artist wife and two accomplished daughters. You can reach Jason at jravitz@digitalpromise.org.

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