Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant, educator and author. He holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Technology as well as his administrative certification through Washington State. He was the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Grant called the Technology Leadership Program. This marked the beginning of his journey with technology and learning.
Jeff began sharing his passion for learning via his blog The Thinking Stick. In 2007, he was invited to create an innovative conference focusing on learning and technology; the Learning 2.0 Conference was initiated. He also began consulting with East Asia Regional Council of Schools. Continuing to share his vision, Jeff provided regular articles and blog posts for Tech&Learning publications, authored chapters in numerous books, worked as the educational consultant for a wiki company, and began speaking at schools and educational events around the globe. In 2010 Jeff was invited to present at the first TEDx conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jeff’s online presence continues to grow, his blog reaches over 10,000 subscribers and his Twitter account has over 13,000 followers, he fully embraces the power of connections. Jeff published his first book for educators titled Reach in June of 2010. It is Jeff’s belief in learning and future generations that continues to drive his passion. To learn more about Jeff Utecht, visit his website.