Primary/Secondary Education | Greater Chicago Area, US
After spending nearly 20 years in classrooms, Lucy is currently an independent education consultant, working with a variety of institutions on 21st century learning initiatives. Her career began as an elementary teacher in the Chicago Public School system and more recently, she has served in various capacities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.
In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a 15,000 member network for educators interested in collaboration and project-based learning. Lucy has also expanded on this work by co-founding the highly acclaimed online Global Education Conference which debuted in 2010 and highlights some of the most innovative educators and thinkers in the global education space. In addition to international education, Lucy's many professional interests include mobile learning, digital equity, information literacy, social media and the design of learning environments.
Besides traveling the world to conduct workshops and deliver keynote addresses, Lucy's current projects include serving on the planning committee for the Illinois Computing Educators Conference, customizing professional development at a high performing secondary school in Michigan as it transitions to a 1:1 iPad environment, researching mobile learning as the Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking's Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, and advising senior Chicago Public School leadership on educational technology best practices. She is also currently working on Cisco's web site for educational leadership, http://getideas.org.
For further information, please visit her web site: http://lucygrayconsulting.com
Specialties: Global education, international education, project-based learning, 21st century skills, general technology integration into academic subject matter including the use of iLife software, project-based learning, mobile learning, iPads and iOS apps, Google Apps, Web 2.0 applications, social media, marketing, information literacy, search literacy, conference planning and organization, strategic planning
2010 - Present
Project Director / Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Currently serving as the project director for CoSN's Leadership for Mobile Learning, an initiative designed to provide resources to administrators on this trending topic in educational technology. Learn more about the initiative here: http://cosn.org/MobileLead and join our LinkedIn group here: http://goo.gl/Kbp8U.
2010 - Present
Independent Consultant / Lucy Gray Consulting
Currently conducting full-time independent consultancy work in education. Long term clients have included Tigerlogic Inc., Chicago Public Schools, University of Chicago, and Mercy High School (MI). Short term projects include speaking engagements, workshops and advisement to educational institutions and other non-profits.
2010 - Present
Co-Chair / The Global Education Conference
Currently the co-chair of the Global Education Conference along with Steve Hargadon. This is an outgrowth of a community started by Lucy in 2007 called the Global Education Collaborative, now entitle the Global Education Conference network.
Our conference features thought leaders and innovators working to bring the world to classrooms. Each year, we host approximately 300 sessions in our online and virtual conference which takes place during International Education Week.
2007 - Present
Founder / The Global Education Collaborative
Created and maintain a social network for 2800+ educators involved or interested in global education initiatives. Responsible for designing this space, moderating membership, adding content, and recruiting organizations and individuals to join the cause.
In 2012, this space was re-named the Global Education Conference Network.
2007 - Present
Advisory Board Member / National Louis University, Technology in Education Program
Advising the Technology in Education department at National Louis University on issues and trends in the field of educational technology. Also, teaches occasional workshops for NLU as an adjunct faculty member.
Technology Specialist / University of Chicago
Served as an education technology specialist at the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Chicago advising curriculum developers, researchers, and direct service providers on the most current developments in educational technology and on applications of this technology to the Science Companion curriculum. Continuing to work with CEMSE as a consultant after July 2010.
Lead Technology Coach / University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
Repsonsible for supporting technology integration activities in a K-5 charter school in addition to developing and implementing a technology professional development program for teachers in four charter schools. Organized and lead a charter school leadership summit focused on effective use of educational technology.
Middle School Computer Science Teacher / University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Taught computer science to middle school students at a private school on the University of Chicago campus. Responsible for developing middle school curriculum, supporting teachers in their use of technology, and organizing a middle school tech committee. Instituted programs for students such as the National Geographic Geobee, the GenYES afterschool program, and School Night at the Apple Store.
Teacher / Chicago Public Schools
Taught primary grade levels in two urban public schools.