Bonnie Bracey Sutton

Promise OF US Foundation, chair

Bonnie Bracey Sutton is an educational consultant with a wide range of experience working for change in education. In addition to her work with the Promise OF US Foundation, she is also curriculum director for the Agora, a participating organization in the World Summit on Media for Children in Europe. An award-winning teacher and agent for change, she has worked nationally and internationally on digital-divide and gender-equity issues in education. In that vein, she chairs the Digital Equity special interest group of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and co-chairs the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), a component of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Previously, Bracey Sutton traveled the United States for CyberEd, a project of the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council intended to spread awareness and use of new technologies. She was appointed to this position by President Bill Clinton and served under the direction of Vice President Gore. She has worked internationally with the United Nations, working to share best practices in technology use among developing nations, and was a participant in the World Summit on the Information Society meetings. In this role, she worked in 22 countries around the world, helping them to reach United Nations goals for reading literacy.

Bracey Sutton has won a number of significant awards and fellowships throughout her career in the classroom and as a consultant. In her teaching career, she was awarded 42 different grants, the most significant being online Internet institute funding from the National Science Foundation. She is the recipient of a Presidential Award in Math and Science Teaching, and she was the only K-12 teacher on the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council, which set the standards for educational uses of technology in the United States. She was a Christa McAuliffe Educator for the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) and a NASA Challenger Fellow. She served on the advisory board for the George Lucas Educational Foundation for ten years and still does occasional outreach for the foundation, and she worked with the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force to produce a book on best practices for integrating technology into education.

ETC Publications

Virtual Museums and Faculty Facebook Group: COVID-19 Responses
Using the CRA to Promote Digital Equity: May 14-15, 2019
School Safety and Technology Briefing 10/9/18
Indigenous People’s Curriculum Day and Teach-In 9/10/18
‘Computers for Kids’ SWNA, Washington, DC
Immersed in Virtual Reality: iLRN June 2018
Latinos in Science and Technology (LISTA)
A Network for Under-served Populations
Out of School STEM Learning Summit: National Academy of Sciences
What Does Cyberlearning Mean to You? Cyberlearning Summit 2014
Journeys of the Mind: Yes, We Went to the Moon
Back From Russia: It Was COLD
Esri 2013 – The Best Conference I’ve Attended This Year
ISTE 2013: Successful — but Too Big?
Cloudy with a Rain of Data
Don’t Blame Teachers for the Poor State of STEM
Teaching Science — A Former Classroom Teacher’s View
The Sad State of Teaching Thinking in Our Nation’s Schools
Chubb’s ‘The Best Teachers in the World’ Disses MSOs
An Interview with Tim Holt, Author of ’180 Questions’
Wireless EdTech 2012, Augmented Reality Device, Infographics on Ed Tech, Broadband Deployment
The ESRI Conferences: A GIS Journey Toward Citizen Science
Diversity Is Too Important to Ignore in the Talk to Technologize
National Education Initiatives Are Destroying Teacher Morale
On the Importance of Face to Face
More on SC11 – ‘Broadening Engagement’
Conferences Are About People – ‘Broadening Engagement’
SETDA, FOSI, SC11: Learning Registry, Online Safety, Supercomputing
Games Level the Educational Playing Field – And They Make Learning Fun
At the Wireless Ed Tech Conference Oct. 20-21
Who Speaks for Teachers?
Educational Politics: Sheep, Special Interests, and Perks
The Digital Promise Must Include Virtual and Real-time Learning Places
Whither Writing Instruction in the 21st Century? by Jason Ohler
Thoughts on Memorial Day
Race to the Top Leaves Many Floundering at the Bottom
What Teachers Need: An Ongoing Conversation with Education Leaders
‘StarFestival: A Return to Japan’ with Shigeru Miyagawa
Computational Thinking, Computational Science and High Performance Computing in K-12 Education: White Paper on 21st Century Education with Raymond Rose, Henry Neeman, and Vic Sutton
Supercomputing: An Interview with Henry Neeman
Broadband, Cyberbullying, Child Abuse – A Teacher’s Plate Is Full
Cyberbullying: An Interview with Parry Aftab
Kids@Play and MommyTech at CES 2011
What Really Influences the Education of Children?
Kids and iPads: How Will They Impact Schools and Colleges?
What Do the PISA Test Results Really Mean?
Cell Phones at School – How Can We Incorporate Them?
Today Is a Day to Share Your Visions
Hybrid High in Biology Class
Crisis in K-12 Computer Science
Education Is a Collaborative Process: Teachers and Leaders Have to Work Together
Idit Harel Caperton – An Interview at the Edge of Change
The Teacher’s Voice Is Missing
Who’s on First for the Education Reform Pennant?
USDA Broadband Funds for Rural America – Implications?
What Should Pres. Obama Do About Educational Reform?
Computational Thinking – What Is It?
Teaching with Technology: Passion, Scholarship, and a Leap of Faith
The President’s Town Hall Meeting Could Have Been Entitled ‘No Teacher Left Behind’
Michelle Rhee Has a Broom: Should She Use It to Sweep Out Experienced Teachers?

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