As a professor, author, blogger, consultant, and keynote speaker, Ryan Schaaf wants to help educators reach the learners of the digital generations. Before higher education, he was a school teacher, instructional leader, and mentor teacher. In 2007, he was nominated for Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Ryan’s passion is helping teachers, students, and thought leaders see the potential of using digital tools for instruction and how to leverage their incredible potential for meaningful, real-world, and relevant learning experiences. His mission is to energize audiences into taking the necessary steps to prepare students for their futures and not our past.
His first book, Making School a Game Worth Playing: Digital Games in the Classroom was released in 2014 through Corwin Press. His second book, Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools and third book, Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies and Apps that Work were released through Solution Tree Press in 2015. Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation recently received an IPPY Award for its contributions as a resource book for educators. His latest book, Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment was recently released in November of 2017.