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Activating Your Mindset to Inspire and Ignite Learning

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Activating Your Mindset to Inspire and Ignite Learning

Presented by Dan Cnossen, Paralympic Athlete, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee; and Anjoli Santiago, Manager of Educational Awesomeness, Classroom Champions

Hosted by Classroom Champions
Sponsored by ClassLink

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How can you activate your mindset for the upcoming school year? In the past 18 months, uncertainty has become a new normal which makes it challenging to move forward.

Dan Cnossen, a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, was severely injured in Afghanistan in 2009, resulting in the amputation of both legs above the knee. Determined to move forward, he went on to become a 6x Paralympic Medalist. In this edLeader Panel, Dan shares his life story to lend perspective on practical strategies for activating a mindset in which you can inspire and ignite learning in others.

This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to K-12 and higher education teachers, librarians, counselors, and school and district leaders.


Dan CnossenAbout the Presenters

Dan Cnossen was raised on a fifth-generation family farm in Kansas. After completing SEAL qualification training in 2003, he deployed numerous times in support of global special operations. As a SEAL platoon commander, he was severely injured in 2009 in Afghanistan, resulting in the amputation of both legs above the knees. Turning to sport for recovery, he began training for the U.S. Paralympic ski team in 2011 as a cross-country skier and biathlete. He has since competed for Team USA in the 2014 and 2018 Winter Games and is the first male athlete to win a gold medal for the U.S. in biathlon, a sport that combines cross-country skiing with precision shooting. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School.


Anjoli SantiagoAnjoli Santiago comes with years of experience in the education world starting as a performing teaching artist in Philadelphia, a full-time teacher in the South Bronx, a program manager, and so much more. Proud to be a part of the Classroom Champions team, Anjoli supports rockstar teachers and excellent social and emotional programming across the nation. She is excited to share space with you today!


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Classroom ChampionsClassroom Champions is a non-profit and registered charity that connects volunteer Olympians, Paralympians, and Professional Athletes to classrooms through a K-8 social and emotional-based curriculum and mentorship experience.


ClassLink is a leading provider of cloud-based education products that connect educators and students with their classroom, curriculum, and each other in richer, more powerful ways. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline class rostering, automate account provisioning, and provide actionable analytics. ClassLink empowers 14 million students and staff in over 1,800 school systems.



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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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