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ISTE Author Spotlight: Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagining Learning Through Gameplay

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 25, 2:30–3:00 pm
Location: ISTE Learning Stage: Level 2, Hall D Lobby

Lindsey Blass   Cate Tolnai  
Ready to have fun and leverage the power of gameplay to increase motivation, engagement and build classroom community? In this interactive session based on the book Power Up Your Classroom, you'll explore game-based learning and the foundational mindsets and frameworks that empower teachers as designers. Equip yourself with the strategies needed to harness the power of play for learning!


Lindsey Blass, SFUSD

Lindsey Blass is the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District. Serving the largest, public, urban school district in the Bay Area, Lindsey develops systems and processes to leverage technology and learning environment design to promote academic and socio-emotional growth for all students, with an emphasis in reaching historically underserved student populations. As Adjunct Faculty for Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College, the Director of the Computer Using Educator (CUE) Blended and Online Lesson Design Symposium, and a Google Certified Innovator, she is a leader in the field of educational technology.

Cate Tolnai, Krause Center for Innovation

In her 17th year in education, Cate Tolnai’s professional experience spans strategic social marketing and communications, customer engagement, K-12 education, and both district and county level administration. As Director of Member Engagement at CUE and Adjunct Faculty at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College, her deep interest in professional learning and development grows daily. Cate’s co-authored publication, “Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay,” (ISTE, 2019) presents frameworks for learning engagement and instructional design. Cate’s unique skill set helps her assist each member as they take their next professional step.

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