Kirsten Peterson is a Senior Project Director at EDC. She has extensive expertise in developing and supporting online professional learning communities and managing, scaling, and sustaining online learning programs. She is currently co-PI for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported project Online Professional Development for Exploring Computer Science (ECS) where she and her colleagues are designing, implementing and researching capacity-building online professional development for ECS teachers. Most recently, Peterson directed EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO), a capacity-building online learning program that was the 2010 winner of the International Association of K-12 Online Learning Award for most innovative online learning program. Nationwide, Peterson has led teams of online curriculum developers, instructors, media developers, and technical specialists in providing custom online development and consulting services for K-12, higher education, non-profit and other organizations with an educational mission.