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.
Urvi loves exploring D.C., kayaking, hiking with her husband and dog Floki, reading, yoga, and testing out new recipes.
EdTech & Innovation Consultant
Marcus is an educational technology consultant, software trainer, and technology implementation specialist, Interested in digital trends and tools, he promotes and guides technology and process adoptions to optimize, motivate, and excite various groups of the school community. Marcus has experience working in partnership with, and also within, both public and private PK-12s and higher ed institutions, creating live, remote, and blended learning opportunities for a variety of learners. He finished his undergrad at the University of Wisconsin and completed his teaching license at the UW - Milwaukee, and currently working towards a Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University's School of Education.Marcus lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three dogs, from there they love to travel and experience our National Parks.
"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 over 10 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 two young children, 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.
how can we solve the problem using our critical-thinking skills?
Vicki has a long history of working in the technology industry, starting with her years as a consultant to government organizations, corporations, and law firms, and most recently her work as the Academic Technologist and Technology Integrator at Lowell School in Washington, D.C. Vicki holds a BS in Secondary Education and English, and a MA in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership from the George Washington University. At Lowell School, Vicki taught technology classes, developed curriculum, and implemented the Blackbaud Learning Management System, along with Google’s G-Suite tools. Vicki is passionate about volunteer opportunities; she has built houses internationally through Habitat for Humanities, and in 2019 she traveled to Rwanda to provide technology training with the non-profit, Connect Rwanda. When not researching technology, Vicki enjoys traveling, writing, and spending time with her son.
"how can questioning help us decide, create, connect and lead?"
Kevin has spent over twenty years in STEM education. Half of his experience was spent teaching pre-service or in-service STEM teachers while at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Illinois Institute of Technology. The remaining nine years were spent as a classroom teacher in K-12 STEM classrooms (K-6 STEM Teacher, Middle School Science/Math Teacher, and High School Engineering and Math Teacher).
Kevin has fond childhood memories spending countless hours marveling at the colorful geometric shapes he could generate on the screen of his 1982 Adam Coleco. Nowadays, he finds the same enjoyment helping his kids create similar “works of art” with their Python programmed robots or in Quill using their Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality system.
Kevin is an avid radio-controlled model enthusiast who recently started 3D printing his own aircraft. When he’s not tinkering in his family’s little maker space he enjoys traveling with his family.
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