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Richard Culatta  
Jennie Magiera  
Deborah Quazzo  
Anthony Salcito  

The edtech industry relies on educators to help design and refine products created for schools. Teachers are critical to ensuring that edtech products are designed to the highest quality standards. There are many opportunities for teachers to work in the edtech industry. Join ISTE CEO Richard Culatta as he interviews edtech company leaders about what educators who are interested in working in the edtech industry need to know and how to find the right opportunities.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Teacher education
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Learner
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
Leader
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
Designer
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers will learn how to collaborate and work within ed tech industry to help ensure ed tech products are designed to the highest quality standards.
Learn about the many opportunities for teachers to work in the ed tech industry. Educators who are interested in working in the ed tech industry will gain information on how to find the right opportunities,

Outline

Content: ISTE CEO Richard Culatta interviews ed tech company leaders about what educators who are interested in working in the ed tech industry need to know and how to find the right opportunities
Time: 40 minutes, 20 minutes Q&A

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Presenters

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Richard Culatta, ISTE

Richard Culatta, is the CEO of ISTE. Prior to joining ISTE, Culatta served as the chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island. He was appointed as the director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology. There Culatta was at the helm of numerous efforts to expand connectivity to schools across the country, promote personalized learning and develop the National Education Technology Plan.

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Jennie Magiera, Google

Jennie Magiera is Google’s Global Head of Education Impact, bestselling author of Courageous Edventures, and founder of the education equity nonprofit Our Voice Alliance. A lifelong educator, Jennie taught for over a decade and has also been an instructional coach, building leader, and district administrator. She served on the TWG for the US Dept of Education’s National EdTech Plan, and has been featured on programs such as NBC’s Education Nation, C-SPAN’s Reimagining Education, TEDx, and NPR.

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Deborah Quazzo, GSV Ventures

Deborah is the Managing Partner of GSV Ventures, a venture fund investing in education and workforce skills technologies that are disrupting the $7 Trillion sector and named to Insider’s inaugural list of top 100 seed investors. In addition, she is Co-founder of the ASU+GSV Summit. Now in its 14th year, the ASU+GSV Summit celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “preK to Gray” learning and talent landscape and attracts over 5,500 live and 10,000 virtual attendees. Deborah graduated cum laude with a BA in history from Princeton University in 1982 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1987.

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Anthony Salcito, Varsity Tutors

Anthony works to empower educators and inspire students to achieve more. He aims to transform the way we learn with the support of technology to help build critical skills for the modern workplace. Anthony supports institutions and educators with solutions for learning enrichment with the goal of driving student outcomes. Anthony is a recognized education leader and works with education leaders and organizations to support new approaches to delivering impact. Anthony recently served at Vice President of Worldwide Education for Microsoft, leading the company’s vision for education, and pioneering many programs and education offerings. Engage with Anthony Salcito at @AnthonySalcito.

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