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Janet Twyman

Dr. Janet Twyman is an education innovator, thought leader, and founder of Blast: A Learning Sciences Company. She’s also the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Center on Innovations in Learning, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Univ. of Mass. Medical School, and formerly the Vice President of Instructional Development, Research, & Implementation at Headsprout. Her numerous articles, book chapters, and presentations cover behavior analysis, instructional design, technology, and educational systems, including co-editing two books on educational innovation and personalized learning. Ever an educator, she has been a pre-school and public school teacher, administrator, research, and university professor. She has presented to and worked with education systems, organizations, and institutions over 40 states and countries, including speaking about technologies for diverse learners and settings at the United Nations. Dr. Twyman co-chairs the education group for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and serves on several boards and committees. In 2007-08, she served as the President of the Association for Behavior Analysis and in 2014 was named an ABAI Fellow. For her distinguished contributions to educational research and practice she received the 2015 Wing Award for Evidence-based Education and the 2017 American Psychological Association Division 25 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award.