Lindsay Portnoy

Dr. Lindsay Portnoy is a cognitive scientist and Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University, where she teaches doctoral courses within the Graduate School of Education. Portnoy is a former public school teacher, co-founder of the immersive science learning company Killer Snails, and has nearly two decades of experience in the study and instruction of cognition, human development and assessment of teaching and learning from birth through adolescence. She has worked with thousands of educators and students across the globe in both formal and informal settings including the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Gardens and the New York Hall of Science where she facilitates workshops and delivers professional development and keynotes. 
Dr. Portnoy is a former ASCD Emerging Leader and Assessment Fellow at Hunter College, CUNY. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network in Media, Entertainment. Portnoy writes and researches at the intersection of cognition, assessment for learning, and emerging technology and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and in widely read publications including: The Washington Post, EdSurge, Getting Smart, ASCD, and Digital Culturist. She is author of the ASCD book Designed to Learn: Using Design Thinking to Bring Purpose and Passion to the Classroom and the forthcoming book Game On? Brain On! The surprising relationship between play and gray (matter) to be released fall 2020.


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