A long time educator, Michael Jay taught Physics and Chemistry in California where he also worked in developing the first set of Technology in the Curriculum materials for the State of California. In 1986, he joined Apple Computer’s Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT) research and development project and later served as Apple’s Education Competitive Analyst where he lead major curriculum related marketing initiatives. He remained a contributor to science education through many projects including being one of the authors of California’s ground breaking Science Framework of 1990.
Michael left Apple Computer in 1993 to pursue the development of a technology that dynamically indicates the relationship between curriculum, curriculum standards, and instructional resources for which he received patents in 1998. As founder of Mediaseek Technologies, Inc. he laid the groundwork for many of the innovations in standards implementation and instructional resource integration that followed. He continued the development of tools for children and educators as Director of Education Business Development at N2H2 and VP and GM of Brainium Technologies.
Michael served on the Board of the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) Association for thirteen years playing a central role in the development of data specifications around teaching and learning. He served on the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) Education Board for 10 years, three as co-chair. Michael is in his third year of chairing the Content in Context conference that is now under the auspices of the pK-12 Learning Group of the AAP. Most recently he and his organization have been tasked with managing the proof of concept associated with the implementation of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) under contract to the AEP.
Michael and his associates create lasting change in how we learn and educate through their work with corporations and educational institutions. Their diverse expertise representing educational and corporate leadership, market analysis, development, instructional design, and tested knowledge of all facets of K-12 education are married with a vision that generates success for their clients while advancing their vision for education.
Michael regularly participates in conferences where he addresses challenging education topics. 2013 marks his 7th year participating in the session LOL @ ISTE, where he and his fellow presenters engage the audience in serious education topics with a humorous twist. Michael is an education evangelist committed to bringing intriguing and controversial topics to the table for those working toward improving education for all children.
About Educational Systemics:
Founded in 2001, Educational Systemics is committed through their work with institutions and corporations to create lasting change in how we learn and educate. Their diverse expertise includes educational and corporate leadership, market analysis, development, instructional design, and tested knowledge of all facets of K-12 education. This, coupled with educational vision, generates success for their clients while advancing their vision for educational improvement.
A few projects that exemplify their industry wide commitment and expertise are:
As a trusted industry resource, Educational Systemics sponsors the One-to-One Business Connections at the SIIA’s winter and spring conferences. These business connections help to foster relationships between emerging and prominent companies within the resource community.
Educational Systemics is entering its third year of working with the AEP (Association of Educational Publishers) on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI). The LRMI aims to improve the search and discoverability of educational content worldwide.
Educational Systemics takes pride in their active involvement in the Education Publishing and Technology community. Educational Systemics’ personnel participate in various organizations and initiatives nationwide while also supporting local businesses and decreasing our carbon footprint by changing how we do business.