As the Director of Educational Innovation at Peer-Ed, a Seattle, Washington based educational training company, Les is the creator of a program focused on training teachers and leaders to help their colleagues integrate technology into the 21st Century classroom. Microsoft has partnered with Peer-Ed and has implemented this program in 48 different countries. Les also designed and led learning activities at each of Microsoft’s Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forums, and at regional Innovative Teachers Forums in Asia, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada as well as speaking at many other international conferences. Prior to this, Les served as the Director of Instructional Technology for Seattle Public Schools from 1990 to 2001 where he led the development and implementation of the district’s K-12 instructional technology plan. Les earned a Ph.D. in American History and has five years of university teaching experience.