Jim Slotta holds the President’s Chair in Knowledge Technologies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. For the past 25 years, he has led research studies of K-12 STEM inquiry, including powerful new roles for technology-enhanced learning environments. These studies have advanced a pedagogical model known as Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI), in which students and teachers collaborate as a learning community to engage in STEM inquiry projects. Slotta currently directs the ENCORE lab (http://encorelab.org) in which KCI curriculum and technology environments are developed and researched. Previously, Slotta worked at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as Associate Dean for Research in the Boston College School of Education (2016-18). During his career, he has served as PI or co-I on grant funded projects totaling more than $40 Million, supervised more than 20 doctoral students to completion, and published hundreds of manuscripts and proceedings papers. He is an experienced evaluator of educational programs and research projects. He recently led a team that designed and administered a comprehensive audit of In 2018 he led a team that evaluated the presence of computational and design thinking within the International Baccalaureate’s K-12 curriculum, including a survey of teachers and curriculum leaders from more than 5000 schools worldwide. Slotta has experience working in the African context, including a prior NIH-funded project to develop a Community Healthworker Assistive Technology (CHAT).