About Us


In 2015, we decided to embark on a journey to create a different vision for professional learning in Nevada. Inspired by a rap song, the name Intelligent Hoodlums comes from Mike’s  struggle to be respected as a Black male educator. Together, we offer professional learning opportunities, run conferences, and generally try to disrupt how education is done. We have a combined 25 years of experience innovating as educators. Helping our fellow teachers is our passion.

Mike Lang

  • Nevada Succeeds InspirED Fellow
  • Nevada Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Cabinet
  • PBS Digital Innovator All-Star - 2018
  • Teach Plus Fellow - 2018
  • Teacher Leader Academy - Cohort 3A - 2017
  • PBS Digital Innovator - 2017
  • Heart of Education Award Finalist - 2017 & 2018
  • Apple Distinguished Educator - 2015
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Digital Learning Coach
  • ELL Coordinator
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Project Facilitator specializing in Video Production
  • University of Notre Dame - Master's of Education
  • University of Missouri-Columbia - Bachelor's of Sociology
  • Licensed Teacher


  • CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional
  • Licensed Teacher with Administrator Endorsement
  • Software Developer
    • Full Stack (Javascript/Python/Java)
    • DevOps Engineer
    • Security Specialist
  • Curriculum Developer (Private Sector)
  • Project Facilitator - Curriculum Development
  • Digital Learning Coach
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Grand Canyon University - Master's of Education Leadership
  • Eastern Michigan University - Bachelor's of Language Arts & Bilingual Education (Spanish)

What we do

Transition your conference to a virtual space

Webs and Mike can help guide you through the process or even just bring professional development right to your front door. We have sponsored and run the back end of the Cued Up virtual conference for CUE-NV. We also helped Northeast Mississippi's Mobile Learning Conference go virtual. We've presented professional development for Apple, PBS, and Clark County School District. We've even developed our own webinar series - Be Bored, Be Creative and virtual conference, Virgil Con.

Provide guidance on building a tech plan

As digital learning coaches and tech integration specialists, we've worked with and provided advice to dozens of adminstrators on forming a technical plan that includes longevity, staff support, and funding. We converse with you to develop a solution tailored to your situation.

Deliver sustained professional learning to build capacity in you and/or your staff

Professional learning is where we live. We offer online courses in podcasting, distance teaching and learning, Google tools, digital efficiency, and more. We've presented across the country and around the world.

If you think we might be able to help, contact us!

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