Stephen Brown is President and Executive Producer at Mobile Digital Arts.
Since 2002 Mobile Digital Arts has been designing, documenting, and advocating for innovative educational practices for young people and the best instructional and facilitation practices for teachers.
Brown spent ten years at Microsoft as a business development manager, product planner, and producer for the Microsoft Network. He went on to become Vice President and Publisher of Lifelong Learning at The Learning Network, an early online destination for teachers. He helped to found the Pearson Foundation in 2002 as a way to fund and design digital storytelling programs for young people. As general manager of the New Learning Institute, Brown worked closely with the Smithsonian, the California Academy of Science, the Field Museum and many schools and districts in the United States and abroad to develop project-based programs designed to activate content and integrate new technologies.
From 2006 to 2011 Brown produced the feature documentary Reborn, New Orleans Schools, A 21st Century Education, a series of films about innovation in education, and Digital Media and Learning, twelve films profiling the work of leading researchers, educators and thinkers on the impact that digital media is having on young learners. Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education, profiled the world’s best or most improved educational systems.
Brown produced two one-hour programs for PBS about education: Digital Media, New Learners of the 21st Century in February 2011 and Is School Enough? in 2013. He has produced work for Edutopia, The Buck Institute, The Teaching Channel, and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Brown has received funding from the country’s foremost foundations including The MacArthur Foundation, The Broad Foundation, The Pearson Foundation, the Fisher Fund, the George Lucas Foundation, and the Noyce Foundation.
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with Joshua Parker
Joshua Parker, 2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year, shares how he encourages students to bring their personal experiences to their reading.
with Christopher Bronke
Christopher Bronke, Co-Founder and Director of the National Blogging Collaborative, shares how he uses Twitter to encourage students' interaction during reading.
with Michael Lindblad
Michael Lindblad, 2015 Oregon State Teacher of the Year, shares how he inspires students through self-directed humanitarian projects.
with Michael Dunlea
Michael Dunlea, 2012 NJ State Teacher of the Year Finalist, shares how he inspires students’ love of reading through engaging read-alouds
with Leigh VandenAkker
Leigh VadenAkker, 2012 Utah State Teacher of the Year, shares how she creates a classroom environment that develops students' social- and emotional-learning skills.
Creating an environment that encourages inclusion students to feel welcome and confident in a general education classroom.
with Jemelleh Coes
Jemelleh Coes, Georgia’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, shares how she creates an environment that encourages inclusion students to feel welcome and confident in a general education classroom.
with Monica Washington
Monica Washington, 2014 Texas State Teacher of the Year, shares how she builds vibrant learning experiences for all students by extending learning from the classroom into the world.