Leading Voice in Education Innovation to Guide WeVideo for Schools Emergence as De Facto Video Platform for K-12 Education
WeVideo today announced the appointment of Dr. Nathan Lang as chief education officer of the company, effective immediately. In this newly created executive board position, Dr. Lang will work to align WeVideo for Schools with the goals of school superintendents, administrators and school boards who will make the edtech decisions that will prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s higher education and workplace requirements.
“Dr. Lang’s vast experience as an educator, administrator and thought leader adds invaluable perspective to WeVideo, in effect giving the education community a voice directly within WeVideo,” said Krishna Menon, CEO of WeVideo. “We are deeply committed to the millions of students, and their teachers, who rely everyday on the creative learning opportunities enabled by WeVideo for Schools. Dr. Lang will guide the platform’s emergence as the default video platform for K-12 education by providing deep insight into the big picture needs that must be considered at the school, district and state-wide levels.”
As the face of education for WeVideo, Dr. Nathan Lang works with K-12 leadership across the nation to assist schools with implementing creative solutions to shift instructional pedagogy in the classroom to meet the demands of an innovative workforce. Dr. Lang is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, 2016 Apple Teacher, and serves on the ILA Task Force. Dr. Lang has been an Education Strategist with CDW-G and a National Consultant with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He was the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and has been a high school science teacher, elementary assistant principal, high school assistant principal, university adjunct professor, as well as Education Supervisor at the NASA-Johnson Space Center.
Dr. Lang is a frequent speaker at both local and national professional conferences. He is the co-founder of Bammy-nominated #LeadUpChat, an educational leadership professional learning network (PLN) via Twitter. He is also the co-founder of #divergED, a Twitter chat focused on divergent thinking and innovations in education. Dr. Lang is an author at Solution Tree. His book, Everyday Instructional Coaching, is scheduled for release in April 2018. He is also co-authoring a book with Dr. Robert Marzano, a leading education researcher, on the New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics. Dr. Lang received his B.A. in General Science-Chemistry from Harding University, his M.Ed. Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria and his Ed.D. Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from David Lipscomb University.
“I am very excited at the opportunity to broaden the conversation between the leaders of the education community and WeVideo,” said Dr. Lang. “WeVideo has a remarkable commitment to creating the best tool possible, but our goals are even bigger. Tools like WeVideo change learning, empowering students to be actively engaged as creators of ideas, rather than mere passive consumers. I look forward to interacting with leaders throughout the education community, learning from them, and feeding that knowledge and inspiration back into everything we do with WeVideo for Schools.”
Follow Dr. Lang on Twitter @nalang1