Adapting ‘Adaptive Learning’ for Real Schools


March 8, 2016

Thomas Arnett participates in a SXSWedu panel discussion with Ilia Molina (Miami-Dade County Public Schools), Sandy Bartle Finocchi (Carnegie Learning), and Steven Ritter (Carnegie Learning) on how traditional school environments can balance institutional requirements and instructional practices to support personalized learning that adapts to each student’s abilities and preferences.

Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Clayton Christensen Institute. His work focuses on studying innovations that amplify educator capacity, documenting barriers to K-12 innovation, and identifying disruptive innovations in education. Thomas previously served as a trustee and board president for the Morgan Hill Unified School District in Morgan Hill, California, worked as an Education Pioneers fellow with the Achievement First Public Charter Schools, and taught middle school math as a Teach For America teacher in Kansas City Public Schools. Thomas received a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.