Tim’s Bio

Dr. Tim Clark promotes Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) and mobile learning to empower students and teachers with their personal technology tools for building learning communities. He is the author of the BYOTNetwork blog and has been featured regarding BYOT in NBC News, EdTech Magazine, eSchool News, Scholastic Administrator, THE Journal and many other news outlets. To support the growing interest in BYOT for instruction, Tim also co-moderated a weekly Twitter chat on BYOT (#byotchat) and contributed to that website at www.byotchat.com.

Tim frequently consults school districts on the design of a digital ecosystem; the development of a digital curriculum; and the implementation of BYOT. He presents and conducts workshops throughout the United States on BYOT, Virtual Worlds, Digital Age Learning, Mobile Learning, Social Media, and Online Safety for organizations such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the K12 Education Congress, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).  He has also served on the GA Department of Education Online Advisory Board.

Tim earned his Doctor of Education in Leadership for Learning with a concentration in Instructional Technology, and his research and dissertation focused on designing online learning communities for elementary students.  He has been an educator for over 25 years and has taught all grade levels, ESL, and gifted learners.  He is currently the Vice President, K12 Programs at 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global Learning Consortium) – the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact) and provides guidance to districts in strategic planning for interoperability, digital learning, and professional development. He has previously served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning for Chicago Public Schools and as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia – a school district recognized internationally for leadership in instructional technology.  Throughout his career, he has been a vocal advocate for the implementation of instructional technology and digital content in order to increase achievement and motivation, to encourage collaboration, to facilitate critical thinking, and to construct innovative learning environments.

Follow Tim Clark on Twitter @byotnetwork.


  • Ed.D., Leadership in Learning, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, October 2011
  • Ed.S., Leadership in Learning, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, August 2009
  • MAT, Elementary Education, Piedmont College, DeMorest, GA, August 1998
  • B.S., Secondary Education: English, University of TN at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, May 1988


  • Designing the OER School System – Workshop – CoSN 2017 (Chicago, IL, April 3, 2017).
  • Stocking Google Classroom with Curated and Created Learning Objects – ASCD Conference (Anaheim, CA, March 26, 2017).
  • Sustainable Strategies for Content Curation – ASCD Conference (Anaheim, CA, March 25, 2017).
  • Personalized Learning: A Blueprint for Success – 2017 Spring Education & CIO Congress (Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 2017).
  • The Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. ASCD Conference – Spotlight Session (Atlanta, GA, April 3, 2016).
  • Mobilize Me! Engaging Digital Age Learners. FAEDS Conference – Keynote (Daytona Beach, FL, September 22, 2015)
  • Why Your District Must Have a LOR. ISTE Conference – Presentation (Philadelphia, PA, June 29, 2015)
  • An Ecosystem for Digital Age Learning. ASCD Conference – Luncheon Keynote (Houston, TX, March 22, 2015)
  • Mobilize Me! Engaging Digital Age Learners. ASCD Conference – Spotlight Presentation (Houston, TX, March 21, 2015)
  • Transforming Learning with BYOT and 1:1 – Case Studies of Best Practices. K12 Educongress – Keynote (Palm Springs, CA, March 3, 2015)
  • An Ecosystem for Digital Age Learning. TCEA Conference – Presentation (Austin, TX, February 4, 2015)
  • An Ecosystem for Digital Age Learning. FETC Conference – Presentation (Orlando, FL, January 24, 2015)
  • Developing a Strategy and Producing the Core Components of Mobile Device Policy – FETC Executive Summit (Orlando, FL, January 20, 2015)
  • Georgia Innovates and Educates with Video. GaETC Conference – Presentation (Atlanta, GA, November 6, 2014)
  • An Ecosystem for Digital Age Learning. MASSCUE – Presentation (Boston, MA, October 23, 2014)
  • Bridging the Digital Divide with BYOT Equity. SXSWedu (Austin, TX, March 3-6, 2014)
  • Migrating to a Responsible Use Policy and Learning to Trust the Learners (Washington, DC, March 21, 2014)
  • Bridging the Digital Divide with BYOT Equity. CoSN Annual Conference (Washington, DC, March 20, 2014)
  • How to Make BYOT Work. EdWeb.net – Webinar (December 13, 2013)
  • Building Digital Age Skills with Minecraft. GaETC Conference – Workshop (Atlanta, GA, November 7, 2013)
  • Transforming Learning with BYOT. GaETC Conference – Workshop (Atlanta, GA, November 5, 2013)
  • K12 Education Congress (San Diego, CA, October 6-8, 2013)
  • Mobile Learning Experience 2013. Keynote (Tucson, AZ, September 16-18, 2013)
  • The First Five Days of School with BYOT. Mobile Learning Experience 2013. (Tucson, AZ, September 16, 2013)
  • The Quest for the Magic App. Mobile Learning Experience 2013. (Tucson, AZ, September 16, 2013)
  • Unleashing the NETS•S with Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT). ISTE Conference 2013. Workshop (San Antonio, TX, June 22, 2013)
  • Avatar Me! Designing Virtual Communities of Practice. CoSN Annual Conference (San Diego, CA, March 11-13, 2013)
  • Teaching the 4 C’s in BYOT. Breaking Barriers: Technology Site Visit – Workshop (Cumming, GA, March 6-8, 2013)
  • Transforming the Learning Landscape with BYOT. 2013 CPAA Education Conference (Chicago, IL, February 7-8, 2013)
  • BYOD/BYOT with the #BYOTchat Team. Classroom 2.0 LIVE – Webinar (December 13, 2012)
  • Family Online Safety Institute. Annual Conference 2012. (Washington, DC, November 14-15, 2012)
  • Engaging Learning in the Digital Age. Powering Up with Technology Conference – Keynote (Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD , November 10, 2012)
  • Teaching the 4 C’s in BYOT. GaETC Conference – Workshop (Atlanta, GA, November 8, 2012)
  • K12 Education Congress (San Antonio, TX, October 7-9, 2012)
  • Bring It On: Exploring the Pros & Cons of BYOD in Education. EdTech Webinar Series. Top Hat Monocle (September 5, 2012)
  • Transforming Learning with BYOT in Forsyth County Schools. 20th Annual Model Schools Conference (Orlando, FL, June 24-27, 2012)
  • Discover the 2012 Technology Tools and Trends in K-12 Schools. Simba Webinar (May 15, 2012)
  • BYOT to Engage Learners. CoSN Annual Conference (Washington, DC, March 5-7, 2012)
  • BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology).  Georgia Association of Business Officials (Augusta, GA, November 10, 2011)
  • Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT).  K12 Technology Summit (Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 6-8, 2011)
  • Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) to Engage Learners.  GaETC Conference – Workshop (Atlanta, GA, November 1, 2011)
  • BYOT from Multiple Perspectives.  COSN – GA K12 CTO Clinic – Panelist. (Suwanee, GA, September 29, 2011)
  • BYOT(Bring Your Own Technology) to Engage Learners – Discovering New Horizons (Nashville, TN, May 6, 2011)
  • BYOT – Forsyth County Schools – iNACOL Webinar on Mobile Learning. Co-Presenter (April 13, 2011)
  • BYOT Summit @ KSU with CoSN. BYOT in FCS Schools. Co-Presenter (Kennesaw, GA – April 27, 2011)


  1. #1 by Jan Lucio on November 29, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    We are in committee in Richardson, Texas discussing BYODevice. Do you have an AUP in place that you would share.

  2. #3 by David on September 24, 2013 - 1:14 pm

    Our district in AZ is having trouble navigating through the old state text book adoption laws with modern and ever changing e-Resources. How did you do this with yours? Did you just call them resources or do you ask for board approval for each and every one?


    • #4 by BYOT Network on September 24, 2013 - 8:36 pm

      I’m not sure that I completely understand this concern. It may be because each state is so different, and my school district has a lot of leeway in choosing instructional resources for its students. We have dramatically decreased our spending on textbooks after implementing BYOT. Also, our board does not get involved with every resource that is used by the district for instruction.

  3. #5 by Josh Craft on February 1, 2017 - 10:54 pm

    Mr. Clark,
    I doubt that you remember me, however my name is Josh Craft. I was a student of yours at CSLA from 3rd – 5th grade. I had been trying to locate you for some time now and finally found this link.
    Just wanted to say that you made more of an impact on my life that you could probably ever imagine and it is because of you that I became a teacher myself and the reason I teach the way that I do (with purpose and passion!)
    Anyway, just wanted to say thank you!! Thank you for taking the extra time to pour into and reach out to a kid that struggled to learn. Thank you for thinking outside the box and desiring to find new ways to engage your students and make learning fun and enjoyable!

    • #6 by BYOT Network on February 2, 2017 - 5:48 pm

      Hi Josh. I totally remember you! Thank you so much for all of the kind comments. As you know, those are the things that a teacher loves to hear. We did have an amazing time in those years at CSLA! I am proud of your accomplishments! By the way, it was a pleasure to teach you. You always seemed happy to be at school and eager to try your best! So as a teacher, I can say – Thank You!

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