Faculty & Staff Directory

David Peloff, MA


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Dave Peloff leads the Center for Technology in Education’s research and development related to emerging educational technologies. As Associate Director of CTE, Dave also leads the team that creates tools, software, and data systems that support the Center’s work, including the Ready for Kindergarten Online assessment system that is widely deployed across five U.S. states. Other systems developed include the Maryland Online IEP and IFSP, the Electronic Learning Community, the Digital Portfolio, and the Virtual Learning Environment (in collaboration with the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory). Research interests include an examination of how gaming and simulation technologies can be leveraged to promote learning, and the use of touch-screen devices in the formative assessment of young children. Dave teaches the graduate course ‘Gaming and Simulations for Learning’ in JHU’s International Teaching and Global Leadership program. 


M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Curriculum and Instruction.

BS, Indiana University at Bloomington, Business/Marketing.


Gaming and Media Design for Learning (893.628), Johns Hopkins University.

Telecommunications for Advanced Instructional Strategies (893.542), Johns Hopkins University.

Electronic Coaching and Mentoring on the Internet (893.645), Johns Hopkins University.

Teaching and Learning with Technology (ED45), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Federal Race to the Top Grant: Early Learning Challenge (Phase 1). A collaboration between the Maryland State Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Center for Technology in Education at Johns Hopkins University (2012 to present).

Federal i3 Scale-up Grant: A Technology-Facilitated Scale Up of a Proven Model of Mathematics Instruction in High Need Schools. A collaboration between Old Dominion University, the Success for All Foundation, and the Center for Technology in Education at Johns Hopkins University (2011 to present).

Maryland Special Education/Early Intervention Accountability and Decision Support System (MSEADSS). Technology Director. Sponsored by MSDE Division of Special Education/Early Intervention, Maryland State Department of Education. (2009 to present).

Baltimore County Public Schools: The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Sponsored by Baltimore County Public Schools to investigate the use of a customizable, immersive learning environment in math and science. (2009 to present).

Maryland State Partnership Grant: Strengthening Partnerships. Sponsored by Maryland State Department of Education. (2009 to present).

Federal STARS Schools II: Learning Games to Go, a Partnership with Maryland Public Television (MPT). Funded by U.S. Department of Education to design, implement, and investigate the use of gaming and simulation technologies to address mathematics and literacy objectives (2005 to 2008).

Federal STARS Schools I: Maryland Digital Schools, a Partnership with Maryland Public Television (MPT). Technical Coordinator. Funded by U.S. Department of Education to build and implement technology-supported tools and practices to help teachers improve instructional delivery, technology use, and communication with parents (2000 to 2005).

Maryland Online IEP Initiative. Funded by MSDE to develop an online IEP system to collect data on children and youth with disabilities for more informed decision making at the state, local, district, and classroom level (2003 to present).


Peloff, D., Presenter: Modeling & Simulation in Education, the MODSIM World Conference, sponsored by the National Training and Simulation Association (scheduled, May 1, 2013).

Peloff, D., Thompson, K., Gugliucciello, V., Hall., M., Presenters: The Online Hub, On Track for Success, Power Teaching Experienced Site Conference, sponsored by the Success for All Foundation (February 6, 2013).

Peloff, D., Presenter: Digital Portfolios for Professional Learners, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (October 15, 2012).

Peloff, D., Presenter: Technology and Early Childhood Assessment, for the Michigan State Department of Education (August 24, 2012).

Peloff, D., Presenter: Functional Requirements in Early Childhood Assessment, Race to the Top Kick-Off Summit sponsored by WestEd (May 18, 2012).

Peloff, D., Presenter: Technology, Cognition, and Learning, a Summit sponsored by the Neuro-Education Initiative at Johns Hopkins University (May 3, 2012).

Peloff, D., Presenter: Technology, Data, and Early Childhood Assessment, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Juvenile and Family Services (November 8, 2012).

Peloff, D. Presenter: Using a Virtual learning Environment for HS Science Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Baltimore, MD (November 13, 2010).

Otto, T., Nunn, J., Peloff, D., Presenters: Teaching to the New Brain, AACTE Discovery Learning, Webinar (June 22, 2010).

Peloff, D. Presenter: Games, Simulations and Learning, D-Center Design Conversations, Baltimore, MD (April 14, 2010).

Peloff, D., Presenter: Developing Virtual Learning Environments through Partnerships and Curriculum Connections. Teaching and Learning Conference, National School Board Association, Denver, CO (October 28, 2009).