Lisa Nielsen

New York City Department of Education - Director Digital Learning


Quick Bio

Lisa has been with New York City Department of Education for nearly 20 years working in various capacities as a public school teacher and administrator. Currently she serves as the Director of Digital Engagement + Professional Learning where she helps school staff use digital media effectively and responsibly with each other and with students. She spearheaded the Department's work on the student social media guidelines and also helps prepare schools to harness the power of cell phones and other student devices for learning. Nielsen is the author of several books such as Teaching Generation Text and her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Tech & Learning.

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