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Inclusive Learning Environments: Simple Tech Solutions, Big Impact

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Inclusive Learning Environments: Simple Tech Solutions, Big Impact

Presented by:
Sue Thotz, Director of Education Outreach, Common Sense Education
Paul Valente, Facility Automation Architect, Chicago Public Schools
Madeleine Mortimore, Global Education Innovation Lead, Logitech

Moderated by:
Keith Krueger, CEO, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Sponsored by Logitech

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Are you committed to creating inclusive learning environments? Join us for an insightful edLeader Panel where you learn about the latest research highlighting the importance of creating a supportive and accessible space for all students.

In this session, you learn about the key elements to consider, including physical, cognitive, and social-emotional needs, and gain a comprehensive framework to evaluate the technology needed. Viewers leave with a deeper understanding of how simple tech solutions can have a profound impact on students, resulting in less frustration, improved teamwork and collaboration, and the ability to be fully engaged in their learning journey.

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to K-12 school and district leaders, education technology leaders, and those in facilities management roles.

Sue Thotz

About the Presenters

Sue Thotz is the Director of Education Outreach for Common Sense Education and Co-founder of Equity in Action CA. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense by providing support and training for educators and administrators on issues of digital culture and wellness. As a co-founder of Equity in Action CA, she has facilitated conferences that emphasize the importance of identity and belonging and strive to amplify marginalized voices in the education technology space. Sue is the winner of the 2023 CUE Making IT Happen Award. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a researcher and educator. She holds a master’s degree in public health and an undergraduate degree in zoology and chemistry.

Paul Valente

Paul Valente has been with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for 23+ years. He has held many roles over the years including Technology Coordinator, Managed Services Team Lead, Client Services Team Lead, Windows/Chromebook Engineer, and currently is the Facility Automation Architect. In his current role, Paul manages intercom and audio-visual systems, HVAC building automation systems, and indoor air quality systems. Paul and his teams have brought CPS into the 21st century with the organization and planning over the multiple verticals that he manages. Together, they are always looking to see how new and emerging technologies can be applied in a cost-effective way to modernize operations within the district to ensure students, teachers, and school staff have the best possible experience.

Madeleine Mortimore

Madeleine Mortimore is the Global Education Innovation Lead for Logitech, where she leads research on EdTech hardware to create products that holistically optimize learning and teaching. She holds a Master of Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she launched an EdTech startup at the Harvard Innovation Lab.

Keith Krueger

About the Moderator

Keith R. Krueger is the CEO of CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, the premier nonprofit professional association organization that serves as the voice of K-12 EdTech leaders in North America. As a global thought leader, Keith has led U.S. delegations worldwide to explore best practices in EdTech. He serves on numerous advisory boards, including the Friday Institute at NC State University. Keith was the immediate Past Chair of the Learning First Alliance and is a driving force in shaping the future of EdTech. He holds a master’s from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

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For over 40 years, Logitech has been a global leader in connecting people through innovative computer peripherals. Now we’re a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through video, audio, gaming, creating and more. We believe in the power of bringing best-in-class design to classroom tools to help both students and teachers achieve their very best. We do that by designing products for students and educators, with students and educators. We work with hundreds of students and teachers throughout our design process – from earliest concepts to prototype testing and final product input. Their feedback and insights unlock meaningful product choices.

Every student deserves a front row seat

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