Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education, shares how to create the conditions for participatory learning, including the adoption of evolved digital age teaching.
Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the department, Karen directed Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education. Coming from a background in the public education sector, leading technology planning and implementation, Karen also served as Special Assistant for Telecommunications for the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. Karen holds a Masters in school administration from the University of Oregon and Bachelors in early childhood education from Springfield College. She is the past chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and has served on the several boards including the Software & Information Industry Association—Education.
Annie Mais is the Director of Education for RoadtripNation.org.
Lisa Petrides is president and founder of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), an independent non-profit educational research institute. Her research seeks to inform and improve the ways in which those in formal and informal education foster the creation and sharing of information, apply it to well-defined problems, and create knowledge-driven environments focused on improved learning and organizational success.
Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, looks at teachers as "digital immigrants" and how they are learning to use technology as a tool in the classroom.