PBS Digital Innovator 2017

David Olson

David Olson Wisconsin
  • WPT
  • James Madison Memorial High School
  • Madison, Wisconsin

David Olson is a veteran teacher and leader in Social Studies and Civic education. He currently teaches AP U.S. Government and Politics, Criminal Justice, and Modern U.S. History at James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, WI. David believes that many of his lessons are best accomplished with digital content, saying, “When I have my students experience life inside a solitary confinement cell using a VR headset – or [invite them to] create their own political advertisements, it sparks their curiosity and leads them to think of new problems to solve.”

Fun Fact: David is a big fan of the Constitution and he always carries a pocket version in his bag.

Follow David on Twitter, @davidjohnolson.