Our Profile

Modern Teacher® is an
educational media company designed to support teachers and maximize teaching effectiveness in the digital world.

We power the digital classroom by bringing our technology, classroom, and leadership experience together around three core competencies—

• Producing innovative
professional development content for the modern classroom
• Developing a revolutionary professional development platform
• Providing a range of customized PD services for schools and districts
We believe
  • in building a shared sense of purpose and meaning about our work as educators.
  • in being reflective and continuously working on our teaching practice.
We are
  • 21st century instructional design and delivery.
  • networked for collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • grounded in educational history and research.
  • forward thinking.
  • a community.
Our Journey
Feb 2012

Modern Teacher

Modern Teacher is founded by three educators, Shawn Smith, Ann Chavez, and Garrett Seaman. Modern Teacher, LLC is incorporated.
is launched.
June 2012
Oct 2012

Teacher as Architect

Authored by the company’s three founders, Teacher as Architect: Instructional Design and Delivery for the Modern Teacher is published.

Modern Teacher launches a professional development platform, the Digital Resource Library.

Modern Teacher provides professional development in our 100th school district spanning 25 states. Aug 2013
Feb 2014 The 1,000th digital asset is uploaded into the Digital Resource Library.
Modern Teacher Press and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) announce a co-publishing partnership for the release of the second edition of Teacher as Architect.

Teacher as Architect: Instructional Design and Delivery for the Modern Teacher, Second Edition, is released with bonus digital content. teacherasarchitect.com is rebranded and launched.

June 2014

Teacher as Architect: Second Edition

July 2014


The Digital Resource Library is rebranded, expanded, and enhanced as Modern Teacher ONE™, a professional learning platform with more content, more features, and new functionality. modernteacherone.com is launched.
Modern Teacher Press publishes A Leader’s Toolkit, a companion guide to using Teacher as Architect. Aug 2014