Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education is a collaborative effort from two long-time friends and colleagues, David Houle and Jeff Cobb.

David Houle

David Houle photographDavid Houle is a futurist, speaker, and strategist. He has been called “the CEO futurist” and “the emerging futurist in the world today.” He is the author of The Shift Age, has delivered more than 250 speeches around the world in the last three years, including numerous education conferences, and has made a commitment to help shape the vision of education for this century.

Information about David can be found at his website: His writings can be found at

Jeff Cobb

Jeff Cobb photographJeff Cobb is a strategist, writer, and speaker on the social and economic impact of new technologies. He has established himself as one of the leading thinkers on “Learning 2.0”—the blending of social media and open collaboration with traditional education—and is a vocal advocate of cradle-to-grave lifelong learning. Jeff is the managing director of Tagoras, a firm that specializes in the business of lifelong learning. Among his many activities in the world of education, he serves on the board of Mi Escuelita Spanish Immersion Pre-School in Chapel Hill, NC.

Information about Jeff can be found at his website: His latest book, Leading the Learning Revolution, is available at and other major retailers.