Encouraging Progressive Thought Dr. L. Robert Furman

Educator | Leader | Speaker | Scholar | Author


TEL: (412) 999.0449

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Dr. Rob will be presenting at TEDx UMD this month Stay tuned for video.    Dr. Rob's New Book, The Future Ready Challenge, can now be purchased in the shop.    Read an interview with Dr. Rob in THE Journal by clicking here.    DR. Rob will be presenting at the Mid Atlantic Personalized Learning Conference Feb 26-28 in Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Rob

Dr. L. Robert Furman is an educator, leader, scholar, speaker and author; but most notably, Dr. Rob is a true champion for education in the 21st century. Beyond speaking at venues across the country, Dr. Rob is also a contributing Educational blogger for The Huffington Post as well as Ed Tech Review. He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as being named in the National School Board Association’s 20 To Watch in technology education and an ISTE Best Selling Author.

Dr. Rob delivers keynote presentations, plenary lectures, break-out strategy sessions, workshops, panel discussions and more, custom tailored for groups of all interests and sizes.


“Inspiring the passions of today’s educators and students by encouraging progressive thought and innovative approaches to learning, leadership and parental involvement to develop thriving, empowered, future-ready scholars”


Testimonials What Others are Saying

  • “PAMLE has been fortunate to have Rob Furman present at our state conference and summer institute.  His presentations have been extremely well received by our attendees.  Many of whom, requested that we should bring Rob back for additional presentations.  Because of his keen knowledge of technology and its impact on student learning, PAMLE will continue to request that Rob present at our state and regional conferences and our summer institute.  There is no doubt that Rob’s presentations have added to the value of our professional develop offerings.”

    Len Ference PAMLE Director

  • “Whether it is a panel discussion, workshop or lecture, Dr. Furman inspires audiences with his thought-provoking message and engaging delivery.”

  • “Dr. Rob Furman has been part of VSTE's work for several years now, supporting our professional development in both online and face to face venues. His webinar on reading was one of the best attended we have ever sponsored with an upbeat message and terrific takeaways that teachers could implement in their classrooms. He has even presented in Second Life and is an active part of our Virtual Environments PLN. But where Dr. Furman shines is at our annual conference. He has done both spotlight talks and breakout sessions and is always welcomed by the attendees. He clearly loves his work and his positive message of how we can make schools better is well received along with his practical ideas for integrating technology. I mostly LOVE Rob because he is willing to be flexible and go off script to work with our vision. Plus, he just likes to have fun with learning and sharing!”

    Karen Richardson
  • “Rob moderated a panel discussion for my organization’s conference a few months ago on leading change in education. He expertly led a riveting discussion on topics related to innovation, digital citizenship, and alternative approaches to structuring curriculum, eliciting advice from the panelists on how to prepare students for the future. The audience was both enlightened and entertained, due in no small part to Rob’s skill in managing the discussion while keeping everyone engaged.”

    Valerie Witte
  • “Having met teachers and school administrators from all across the country, you know the future of education in America is in great hands with passionate educators like Rob Furman. As we press farther into the 21st century, it’s very clear that Rob understands the pedagogical shifts we need to make in order to engage today’s students, preparing them for future challenges and careers that don’t exist today.”

    Jeff Flynn
    Partnerships Director
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