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Asian and Pacific Islander Educator Affinity Space

Colorado Convention Center, Bluebird Ballroom 2A

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Founder & CEO
Project Recess Inc
Santi Khairassame is a creative technologist and the founder of Project Recess, an ed tech consultancy that supports schools to embrace emerging technologies through professional learning. With a background as a digital artist and co-founder of an e-portfolio app, Santi brings a unique perspective to the field. Holding a Master's degree from New York University's Learning Technology and Experience Design program and being a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Santi combines his formal training in the arts with a deep understanding of digital learning to ultimately help students succeed.
Global Head of Education Impact
Google for Education
Jennie is Google’s Global Head of Education Impact, bestselling author of Courageous Edventures, founder of nonprofit Our Voice Alliance, and board member at Saga Education. She taught for over a decade and has been an instructional coach, district administrator, and professor. She served on the TWG for the US Dept of Education’s National EdTech Plan, and was featured on programs such as NBC’s Education Nation, C-SPAN’s Reimagining Education, TEDx, and NPR. Jennie is proud mom to Lucy & Nora.

Session description

Join Asian and Pacific Islander Educators in our 2nd annual affinity space at ISTE to network, share experiences, explore the intersectionality of identity and education, and discuss how our API identities impact our work.

Purpose & objective

Support AAPI educators

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Open discussion

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Session specifications

Equity and inclusion
Skill level:
Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
ISTE Standards:
For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
  • Model digital citizenship by critically evaluating online resources, engaging in civil discourse online and using digital tools to contribute to positive social change.
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