Leveraging Talent and Experience for your Needs
Much like a consortium, we provide a platform to share technology expertise among organizations. The Institute includes advisors with expertise in engineering, technology, education, and analytics, each with successful experience in actual K-12 schools and universities. These advisors are made available to your organization on a part-time, fractional basis. This model provides access to highly sought-after skillsets without the cost or hassle of hiring and retaining these individuals in rapidly changing and specialized hiring markets. Contact us for more information.
The Renaissance Institute is a veteran owned business.
Dr. Andrew Berning:
Founder and President: Planning, Management, and Evaluation of Educational Technology.
Dr. Berning brings IT Governance and technology management skills to your organization. He is an Air Force veteran, a former chemistry teacher, and served over 20 years as a Chief Technology Officer in K-12 schools, overseeing all aspects of technology including network infrastructure, online learning, integration and evaluation. He is currently the president of The Renaissance Institute, and has an appointment as a research scientist in learning analytics at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Berning holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master's Degree in Chemistry, and a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education. He also earned an Executive Certificate in Technology Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas of Expertise:
- Technology Program Oversight (Best Practices in Technology Integration)
- Technology Infrastructure (Networks, Servers, & Cabling)
- Security and Privacy
- Funding, procurement and Erate
- Instructional Materials Management (Managing local and Purchased Instructional Materials and e-textbooks)
- Digital Content Management (Digital Text & Online Content)
- Digital License Management (Tools to Manage Digital Content and Instructional Materials Licensing)
- Research & Best Practices in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Virtualization & Cloud Computing (Leveraging the Cloud to Your Advantage)
- State & Federal Compliance Issues
- Legal Issues & Contract Law
- Accountability & Program Review
- Classroom Technology (Projection, Sound, Interactive Technology)
- Instructional Materials & Software: Student-Centered Software
- Data Systems (Information & Workflow Systems)
- Online Learning & Computer-Based Instruction
- Purchasing, Procurement, Contract Management