Bringing about Educational Change

Jon Fila has been an educator for twenty years and has been recognized nationally for his work in educational innovations.

I have been working on trying to bring change to the world of Education since I began my pre-service teaching experiences in college over twenty years ago. I have worked at all levels of private and public school. I have taught at the college level and have focused my work primarily on learners who require additional supports than what are traditionally offered by public schools. I have presented around the country and internationally. I provide workshops to school districts across the United States and create instructional content for my own classes as well as larger organizations such as the MN Dept. of Education; the Sacramento County Office of Education; American Institute for Research; MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum; Outreach and Technical Assistance Network; Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), and others.

It is my hope that this site will serve as a resource for students, parents and educators who are looking for areas of improvement across the educational system. I will provide suggestions about how to implement changes in your districts in ways that help students learn better and make schools more efficient. I will continue to document the important issues necessary for improving that system with regular updates.

My areas of expertise and focus are related to:

  • Equity
  • Accessibility
  • School Climate
  • Safety
  • Student Anxiety
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Development
  • College/Career Readiness
  • Innovation
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Source Software
  • Copyright/Fair Use in Education
  • Special Education Modifications, Adaptations, Services
  • Blended/Online Learning
  • Student and Parent Rights