Larry Berger has been active in the education and technology fields
for more than fifteen years. As CEO and co-founder of Wireless Generation,
he has led the invention of the patent-pending mCLASS® software
system for early reading and math assessment, which has transformed
the way educators collect and use assessment data, creating a culture
of continuous feedback in classrooms. The mCLASS software streamlines
the assessment process and increases the value of data by delivering
it immediately in handheld- and Web-based reports for teachers and administrators,
with recommendations and tools for linking data to instruction.
Prior to launching Wireless Generation, Larry was President
of InterDimensions, a Web solutions company based in New York and Boston.
He also served as the Educational Technology Specialist at The Children's
Aid Society, where he led the development of four "Technology Playgrounds"
in Harlem and Staten Island, community computer labs in disadvantaged
neighborhoods that have served as models of using technology to empower
young people. Larry also developed (with Wireless Generation co-founder
Greg Gunn) The Hole in The Web, an online extension of Paul Newman's
"Hole In The Wall Gang" Camp for children with cancer and blood diseases.
As a White House Fellow, Larry worked on Educational Technology
at NASA, where he authored a vision of NASA's 21st century educational
technology agenda, and did the conceptual design and early development
of NASA BioBLAST, a curriculum module for high school biology.
Larry has published numerous articles on education technology
and the use of handheld computing to support diagnostic instruction.
In addition, he is the co-author of I Will Sing Life, a book about the
poetry writing program he developed and taught for children with serious
illnesses, and of Up Your Score: The Underground Guide To The SAT, a
best-selling SAT review book that he wrote when he was in high school.
He serves on the board of directors of the non-profit
Peer Health Exchange, which trains college students to teach a comprehensive
health curriculum in public high schools that otherwise lack health
Larry holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale and was a
Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
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