Tracy Gray

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Name

Tracy Gray

Affiliation

Managing Director, American Institutes for Research

Biography

Tracy Gray is a nationally recognized expert in education and technology implementation and has led numerous projects in the U.S. and internationally, examining the impact of technology on educational achievement. She has published and lectured widely on issues related to the integration of emerging technologies into the classroom and after-school programs. A recent publication is Teacher Learning Online: Improving the Teaching of Mathematics Through Better Professional Development for the U.S. Department of Education. She served as director of the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI), which worked to improve learning opportunities for students with disabilities by fostering technology innovation, and currently leads the Center for Technology Implementation at AIR.

Before working at AIR, Dr. Gray was vice president for youth services at the Morino Institute and was responsible for the design and implementation of the Youth Development Collaborative (YDC). That effort sought to understand the complexities of integrating technology into schools and community-based organizations nationwide. Under her leadership, the lessons learned from the YDC led to the YouthLearn Guide: A Creative Approach to Working With Youth and Technology and the YouthLearn website. Those award-winning tools are resources for teachers and staff interested in using technology to enhance educational programs for children. Dr. Gray also was the deputy executive director and chief operating officer for the Corporation for National Service that enabled more than 50,000 corps members to work in 1,500 programs throughout the United States.