Jeff Mao, Learning Technology Policy Director
Jeff Mao is the Learning Technology Policy Director for the State of Maine, Department of Education. He provides vision and oversight to Maine’s education technology programs, including the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI).
Jeff has represented the state of Maine at numerous conferences throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, Denmark, Paraguay, Philippine Islands, South Korea, and Sweden. He has testified in support of education technology to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and has published articles in the Principal Leadership journal, One-to-One Institute Newsletter, T.H.E. Journal, and online for MacWorld.com. Jeff is Chair of the Board of Directors for the State Educational Technology Directors’ Association. Jeff is the 2012 Common Sense Media Educator of the Year awardee.
Jeff began his career in the classroom at the Brewster Academy where he helped develop its pioneering 1:1 program in 1993. He spent 7 years teaching and coaching in a Rochester, NY before returning to Maine. Jeff then held a technology director position in one of Maine's larger school districts, and subsequently joined the Maine Department of Education.
Bowdoin College; Brunswick, Maine, AB, May 1992
- New Paths for Learning: Technology and Education, Asuncion, Paraguay, September 2010
- ISTE 2010: Exploring Excellence, Denver, Colorado, June 2010
- Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation: Big Summit, June 2010
- AISNSW: From Revolution to Reality, Hunter Valley, Australia, May 2010
- METAA:CoSN CTO Clinic, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 2010
Some presentations can be viewed on the MLTI Presentation Page