Sam Dyson is Deputy Director for the Chicago Learning Exchange where he supports the launch of a new local non-profit whose mission is to inspire and support innovation that equips digital-age learners and leaders to close Chicago’s opportunity gap. Read more here: https://hivechicago.org/same-hive-new-steward/.
In his prior position, Sam led as the Director of the Hive Chicago Learning Network, a MacArthur-supported initiative operated by the Mozilla Foundation to enact connected learning among teens and educators through a community of youth-serving organizations. His work there explored the power of networks to solve complex challenges inherent in the work of teaching and learning. Sam spearheaded development of connected learning programs and resources for teens and adults including Hive Fashion in Chicago and New York City Networks; STEAM Studio, a pop-up makerspace at the Chicago Cultural Center; and Maker Party and showcase events supporting the Chicago City of Learning. In addition, his portfolio includes educational administration in both community-based and Chicago Public School contexts and 10 years of physics teaching experience. He is a 2007 recipient of the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching and has a B.A. in Physics from Yale University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.