Mark Gura taught visual art in NYC public schools for 17 years before becoming involved in EdTech. Moving beyond his own classroom, he continued as a staff and curriculum developer and Arts and Technology leader for New York schools, citywide, eventually becoming the Director of the Division of Instructional Technology for the entire New York City school system. Subsequently, he has written numerous books (6 for ISTE) on a variety of instructional themes, including technology and Visual Art, Literacy, Student Robotics, Developing Student Creativity, and Educational Leadership.

He has also written numerous articles for a variety of journals and magazine in the field, including Edutopia, Learning & Leading with Technology, Converge, T.H.E. Journal, and others. He also currently teaches graduate level Education courses for several prominent universities. Mark’s numerous blogs include Lighting the Fire, Classroom Robotics, and his personal blog, Mark Gura’s Blogspot. Follow Mark on Twitter.