Santa Clara University

Keith Yocam

Consultant EduAction

 He directed the development and implementation of programs that provided technology grants and facilitated professional development to schools in disadvantaged communities worldwide, providing them with access to the communication and information resources of the Internet. In 1986 Yocam joined Apple Keith Yocam was Director of Programs for Schools Online, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 public benefit organization from 1999 - 2002. Computer's Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT) program. Initially, Yocam was responsible for the development of the ACOT research sites, technology training, and implementation of the program's research agenda. In 1992 ACOT received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create and study a model of professional development. As a senior scientist in Apple's Advanced Technology Group, his research examined the impact of situated teacher development on teacher change and their use of technology for learning. In 1993 Yocam become ACOT Worldwide Program Manager, directing the program's expansion to include research sites in Europe and Australia. Previous to joining Apple he had 11 years of experience as an elementary teacher, science resource specialist, and computer mentor teacher. Mr. Yocam co-edited and co-authored a book, "Education and Technology: Reflections on Computing in Classrooms," that commemorates the tenth anniversary of the ACOT program.