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Don Orth

Hillbrook School
Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships
Los Gatos, California
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade in teaching and administrative roles. Currently he is working with Hillbrook and other Bay Area schools and organizations to bring innovation into education, not simply in the form of technology, but by way of understanding student needs, learning styles, and the changing work and societal landscape. Hillbrook School was one of the first schools in the nation to initiate a 1:1 24/7 iPad program--a program that has become an essential part of their middle school curriculum. Don Orth is also coordinating the Hillbrook iLab project to study how agile, customizable learning environments affect learning in this age of mobility. Don recently joined the EdTechTeacher team and was elected to the SIGIS executive team.