Jennifer an educational alchemist and researcher whose work focuses on educational innovations and technologies, as well as system innovation and design. Currently, she is the Director of Learning for the Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off from the MIT Education Arcade, which focuses on the leading edge of educational game design.
Jen is the author of numerous frameworks on unblocking innovation in education systems, transformation and design over educational reform, and the ‘whole-mindedness’ pedagogical approach, and is one of the authors in the new book 20Under40: Reinventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century—which selected submissions from 20 emerging arts education leaders under the age of 40.
Jen is an advisor to the OECD Innovative Learning Environments project, studying the dynamics and system design of innovative learning environments around the globe, and most recently was a US-UK Fulbright Scholar at Futurelab Education in Bristol, United Kingdom, where she continued her work on system innovation and researched the use of console-games in Scotland’s schools. For her innovative teaching in the K-12 classroom, Groff was named a Microsoft Innovative Teacher Leader in 2005 and a Google Certified Teacher.
Her primary areas of expertise are in the learning science, digital innovations for learning, and the nature of innovation in education systems.