ABOUT US

David Cole, Founder

David Cole, Founder

David Cole, Founder 

David Cole works at the intersection of creative learning, college and career readiness, literacy and technology. He is currently a research fellow at Manylabs.org, an initiative funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which brings together makers, educators and scientists to work on open tools and data science. A former English and writing instructor with experience in publishing and online learning, he’s developed collaboration platforms for classrooms and professional development and led curriculum design projects in and out-of-school, including STEM2STEAM, youth internships and service learning.

Cole is working with the National Writing Project, a network of nearly 200 literacy-focused professional development and research centers, and with NEXMAP.org on 21st Century Notebooking, a writing-meets-making intitiative that combines low-cost electronics with journals and sketchbooks, using the traditional paper notebook as a tool for prototyping. The project focuses on the ways in which the rituals and routines of craft, inquiry and artistic practice can be combined with introductory electronics, fabrication techniques and open data to build multiple literacies connected with production-centered learning. 

Advisors: 

Rob Lippincott, Sr. Advisor, Education, i2 Capital Group; former SVP Education, PBS

Sudha Jamthe, Author, Tinkerer, Futurist; former Head of Mobile Growth and Product Optimization, eBay

Dr. Lanette Jimerson, Dir. of MUSE (multicultural urban secondary ed) MAT at UC Berkeley

Dr. Larry Horvath, Asst. Professor Science Education, Lead Faculty Member for the Center for Science and Math Education (CSME), San Francisco State University

Paul Oh, Dir. Community Engagement, Teaching Channel; former Sr. Program Associate, National Writing Project  

Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist, Educator, Transmedia Producer, Executive Dir. StudioRev.org, NYC

Anne Mayoral, Designer, Rocket Scientist, STEAM Advocate; freelance design with Wylwood Design and Artbot Toys, Lead Instructor with Scientific Adventures for Girls