We are educational technology and innovation consultants.
What We Do
Strategic EdTech provides services, guidance, and leadership to institutions for developing their educational technology and innovation programs to reflect best practice. Through experiential wisdom and proven knowledge, we tailor our services to meet the mission and vision of each individual organization with which we work to ensure sustainable growth and integrity of their technology programs.
Approximately 10-15 years ago, educators began incorporating the first personal computers into curricula ad hoc and without defined and integrative strategies. Institutions are now realizing that strategy must guide the introduction and implementation of technology into educational settings. More recently, technology has outpaced educational theory and led to a perceived conflict between the two. We created SET to rationalize and harmonize the relationship between technology and educational practice to serve future generations of learners.
educators | learners | constructionists | innovators
Founder, CEO, EdTech & Innovation Consultant
"what are we going to build today?"
Urvi is an experienced educator, lifelong learner and the CEO/Founder of SET. She has worked as a Director of EdTech & Innovation, Middle School teacher as well as an all-school Technology Teaching and Learning Coordinator. She is passionate about edtech, robotics, andragogy and learning through constructionism. Her work alongside teachers, staff, administrators and students of all ages in education and educational technology has given her the expertise in educational innovation to help schools progress with the values of today’s world within their mission and vision.
Through experimentation and iteration, she learned that successful innovators must: investigate problems with optimism; examine perspectives through cognitive empathy; and connect ideas to develop solutions. While she was a classroom teacher, she coined this idea “innovative optimism.” She believes that "innovative optimism" applies not only to academic institutions but to any enterprise where leaders must innovate to find solutions to problems.
EdTech & Innovation Consultant
"how might we design tech for equity?"
Allison graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in Cell Biology and Genetics. After working as a teaching assistant during her undergraduate years, she joined Teach for America’s Bay Area corps as a special educator in 2014. During her two year commitment, Allison earned a master’s degree in Special Education at Loyola Marymount University. She was her elementary school’s STEAM liaison and helped promote the use of robotics, coding and Google classroom in her school.
In the fall of 2016, Allison moved to the D.C. area to work in D.C. Public Schools as a resource specialist and RTI coordinator. She believes that it is vital for students to understand the foundations of STEM in order to be thriving participants in a global economy, to promote social change and close the achievement gap. Allison joined SET in 2017 as an EdTech & Innovation Consultant. When not teaching or spreading her love for EdTech, Allison can usually be found hiking, traveling, attempting to not fall at yoga, or finding live music in DC.
"what hidden gems hide amongst this failure?"
Julia is an experienced educator who has been working in educational technology for the last 8 years. She works with all types of educators and inspires them to be innovative in their teaching approaches and curricular design. Julia studied Psychology at the University of Maryland while also earning certificates in Life Sciences, Special Education, and Human Development. Additionally, she holds a MS in Instructional Technology from Towson University with a concentration in School Library Media. In her free time, Julia enjoys “making” with her 18 month old daughter, from crafts to tall towers to original readings of board books. She is also a DC sports fanatic, dabbler of new recipes, and lover of sunshine.
Marketing and Communication Specialist
"how can we find the most efficient balance between qualitative and quantitative data?"
Sean is a rising Senior (class of ’19) at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is completing his Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing with a minor in Political Science. While completing his degree, he wrote papers on the current state of journalism, the decay of modern news, and the necessity of investigative journalism. Sean volunteers with various service organizations such as S.O.M.E (So Others May Eat), Habitat for Humanity, and the Maryland Special Olympics tennis team. Sean is from a family of educators and often volunteers and tutors at various schools. He is passionate about writing and competitive tennis.
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