Ian Jukes is the founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international educational leadership consulting firm. He has taught at all grade levels, been a school, district and provincial administrator, a university instructor and a national and international consultant. To date he has written or co-written more than a dozen books, many educational series and hundreds of articles that have been published in various journals around the world.
Over the years, Ian has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 9,000 presentations. He typically speaks to between 300,000 and 400,000 people a year. In August 2002 Consulting Magazine Online named him one of the top ten educational speakers in America.
Ian has also worked for several years with architectural firms to help facilitate planning new learning environments by taking the groups through a visioning process to help them align the thinking of the community (school board, administration, parents, students, community) about what new facilities should look like and how its design should align with the learning and instructional intentions of the school/district. Over the course of the past decades he has been involved in the design process for more than 60 new schools.
He also works with organizations and communities that have lost their market or economic base and wish to explore possibilities for preferred economic futures.
His books, otherwise known as the “21st Century Fluency” series, are: “Teaching the Digital Generation” (with Kelly & McCain, 2008), “Living on the Future Edge” (with McCain & Crockett, 2010), “Understanding the Digital Generation” (with McCain & Crockett, 2010) and “Literacy Is Not Enough” (with Churches & Crockett, 2010). First and foremost Ian is a passionate educational evangelist. From the beginning, Ian’s focus has been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generation – and to prepare them for their future and not just our past.
When Ian is not traveling and speaking, he spends his time sailing in the Gulf Islands on the west coast of British Columbia aboard his boat, appropriately named “The Committed Sardine”.