John Michael Scott is an artist, educator and tech innovator.
I am co-creator of the SuiteC collaborative learning apps and creator of the Radial Road method, an innovative approach to designing online and blended learning experiences. I’m also co-creator of PIC your Future, a college readiness web app and accompanying “critical STEAM” curricula.
I am currently a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education and The Berkeley Center for New Media. I have taught undergraduate courses at UC Berkeley in education and art practice, as well as graduate courses for pre-certified teachers at NYU’s Steinhardt School. I have held research positions at The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society’s (CITRIS) “Data and Democracy Initiative” and “Social Apps Lab”.
My research explores digital contexts for learning in formal and informal spaces, with a focus on how practices of remix, virtual collaboration, and digital aesthetics influence emergent literacy practices and new forms of meaning-making and knowledge production.
I am a former public school teacher with the New York City Department of Education, where I worked with pre-adjudicated youth in secure detention centers and group homes. I have directed after-school visual and digital arts programs for youth, designed project-based arts and literacy curricula, and run professional development workshops for teachers in New York and California.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from New York University. My artistic and educational work has been showcased at the Pink Pony Cafe (NYC), Passerby Gallery (NYC), the Queens Museum of Art (NYC), the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NYC), the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), and the Goethe Institut (San Francisco).