For more than two decades, Paige Johnson has led initiatives to transform and personalize education through the effective use of technology, both in the US and abroad. As an Education Strategist for Intel Corporation, she collaborated with school systems around the world to determine their needs, issues, and resources and used this information to help them build effective solutions – hardware, software, professional development programs, curricula, technical support – that would improve learning and teaching.
Among her many accomplishments, Paige created and scaled the Intel Teach Program, an professional development initiative serving more than 10 million teachers in 80+ countries. Intel Teach helps K-12 educators engage students with project-based approaches and using technology to prepare them for the global innovation economy. She also developed a suite of innovative teacher productivity and higher-order thinking tools, free for educators at intel.com/education/k12.
Paige is an advocate for policies necessary for systemic reform efforts to gain real traction (i.e., scale and sustainability). She served on the Steering Committee for the National Assessment Governing Board on Technological Literacy, defining the new framework for the 2012 NAEP Technology Literacy Assessment, and on the ISTE advisory group for development of the NETs standards, which provide a global standard for ICT literacy. As a former Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, she led a coalition that became the leading advocacy group focused on preparing students for the 21st century marketplace by emphasizing STEM skills. She currently serves as Treasurer of ISTE and as chair of the NEA Foundation’s Task Force on Global Competencies.