Ferdi Serim

Director of Learning Innovations

Ferdi Serim helps people demonstrate mastery of skill-sets to prove they’re ready for what’s next in “real life” by incorporating the power of digital learning communities focused on talent development. He has worked in many venues: Board Member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN); Bureau Chief for Literacy, Technology & Standards, and State Ed Tech Director for the New Mexico Public Education Department; and jazz musician. Ferdi walks the talk: his students’ Internet achievements are documented in the Scientific American, Los Angeles Times, the Learning Channel and other media.


Ferdi pioneered the use of the Internet to improve learning, developing one of the first online professional development projects funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the author of four books: NetLearning: Why Teachers Use the Internet; From Computers to Community: Unlocking the Potentials of the Wired Classroom; Information Technology for Learning: No School Left Behind, and Digital Learning: Strengthening and Assessing 21st Century Skills, from Jossey-Bass. Currently, he serves as Director of Learning Innovations for Innovate-Educate, making sure educators are supported in helping every student be “ready for what’s next”.