Learning and Literacy Expert
David Warlick’s unique voice and message combine a wide range of experiences, both in and outside the education arena. He ran two businesses before graduating from high school and spent more than a year in manufacturing before completing his undergraduate work. Mr. Warlick worked for nearly ten years as a middle school social studies, math, and science teacher, during which he also wrote some of the earliest award-winning instructional software and introduced hundreds of teachers to the educational potentials of personal computers.
In 1984, David moved to a central office position, as Director of Technology and then on to the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction where he served as a technology integration consultant and built the nation’s first state department of education web site.
Since 1995, Mr. Warlick has been the owner and principal consultant of The Landmark Project, a professional development and innovations firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. During this time David has spoken at conferences and delivered workshops for educators throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and South America.
David Warlick has been an innovative and prolificin programmer. His classroom blogging site, Class Blogmeister, has served more than a quarter of a million teachers and students, and his attribution tool, Citation Machine, receives nearly a million page views a day. These and all of his other web tools for teachers are free.
David has also written four books about technology, contemporary literacy, and lifelong learning, including Redefining Literacy in the 21st Century, Redefining Literacy 2.0, and Classroom Blogging. David has contributed to other publications including Technology & Learning Magazine, ALA’s KnowledgeQuest, Education World, and CUE Online. Mr. Warlick has been quoted in Education Week, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Washington Post, and USA TODAY and was recently named one of the ten most influential people in edtech by Technology & Learning Magazine.
What makes David Warlick a highly effective and sought-after speaker is that, at heart, he is a teacher with a contagious passion and enthusiasm for helping people discover a brand new world of teaching and learning.