I am a Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the first university center in the U.S. dedicated to school leadership, innovation, deeper learning, and technology. I’ve worked with hundreds of schools, districts, universities, and other organizations. Welcome to Dangerously Irrelevant!

Where’s Scott?

I am working in these key areas right now. Please get in touch if I can be of support to you!


  • June 22-26 – ISTELive, Denver, Colorado
  • July 14-17 – UNITED National Principals Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
  • July 29-30 – Sandwich Public Schools, Sandwich, Massachusetts
  • August 5-6 – North Wasco County School District, The Dalles, Oregon
  • August 13-14 – Eagle County Schools, Eagle, Colorado
  • August 16 – Collegiate School, Richmond, Virginia
  • September 21 – Utís Online Conference, Iceland (VIRTUAL)
  • October 11 – ACTEM Annual Conference, Augusta, Maine
  • October 25 – KySTE, Lexington, Kentucky
  • November 7 – Eagle County Schools, Eagle, Colorado
  • November 20-24 – University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California


Recent Posts

Deeper Learning New York! (DLNY)

Deeper Learning New York! (DLNY)

The folks who put on the annual Deeper Learning conference in San Diego, California have started sponsoring regional and global events under the umbrella label of DL Global. The main event each year is amazing, and the DL Global events also are incredible and well...

Books I read in June 2024

Books I read in June 2024

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in June 2024... The Wisdom of Crowds, Joe Abercrombie (fantasy) Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (fantasy) The Heroes, Joe Abercrombie (fantasy) The Hidden Queen, Alma Alexander (fantasy) Changer of Days, Alma Alexander...

July 1 fantasy baseball update

For those of you who love baseball like I do, happy Bobby Bonilla Day! We have eight weeks left in my two fantasy baseball leagues. Amazingly, the records for both of my teams are exactly the same. Unfortunately, both teams - and the job I’m doing as a manager this...

[BFTP] The one question I’m asking at ISTE 2013

[ISTELive 2024 starts this week so I am resurrecting three blog posts from previous years. Below is Blast From the Past (BFTP) #3 from 2013!] Here's my guiding question for the ISTE conference this year (for both presenters and vendors). If you're at ISTE right now, I...

Hot for Teacher (LIVE and podcast!)

Hot for Teacher (LIVE and podcast!)

One of the most unique educational events I know of is Noah Geisel's annual Hot for Teacher meetup. This year the gathering is being held in conjunction with ISTELive in Denver on Saturday, June 22, at 7:00pm. You can get tickets here. Here is a description of the...