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Frederick M. Hess

Frederick Hess is an educator, political scientist and author, who studies K-12 and higher education issues and consults nationwide. 

Areas of expertise
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Technology Implementation
  • Leadership in the Digital Age


  • Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Today’s most successful school leaders are truly “learning engineers:” creative thinkers who redefine their problems and design new ways to better serve kids’ success. Technology plays a critical role, but it’s the creative reinvention of schools, systems, and classrooms that has to come first. In this powerful seminar, best-selling author and education policy experts Rick Hess and Bror Saxberg show you how to become your school's learning engineer. Using cutting-edge research about the science of learning as a framework, attendees will be able to:

    • Identify specific learning problems that need solving
    • Devise smarter ways to address them
    • Implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions