Dr. Kathleen Klinger
Dr. Katie Klinger, a recognized leader and mentor in Educational Technology, was the primary designer of the National University Virtual High School, lead faculty statewide for National University’s Educational Technology master’s degree program, and director of grants and research for the National University System. She was the lead investigator for a four-year, $1.27 million U.S. Department of Education grant through the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) initiative, working with higher-education faculty and master teachers to design lesson plans that helped more than 14,000 educators enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. She partners on grants with Sally Ride Science to empower elementary school and middle school girls to explore the world of science. Klinger’s passions include digital equity and access, and culture-based education; all of her passions are woven around STEM and environmental sustainability as she works with school communities and non-profits in traditional, charter, and conversion charter schools in Hawaii, the Navajo Nation, and California. In her spare time as a teacher, she designs grants for math and science project-based programs that foster investigative, hands-on learning — often using Edutopia articles, special reports, and video resources for evidence-based research. She is honored to sit on the advisory committee for the International Society for Technology in Education’s Digital Equity Summit held annually at ISTE/NECC. Recently, Dr. Klinger created the website STEMtube (www.STEMTUBE.com) to host student generated science project photos and videos. Dr. Klinger is also the founder and President of Waianae CARE, Inc. which works with homeless and at-risk youth on the Leeward Coast of Oahu, Hawaii (www.waianaecare.com).
Presenter for the Following Session
- MELE: A Culture-based Metaphoric Distance Learning Program
Web 2.0 tools, multimedia resources, and mobile learning platforms facilitate and transform an onsite culture-based workshop into MELE: a dynamic online metaphoric distance learning program with mentoring strategies customized by, and for, Polynesian communities. MELE is an acronym for Metaphoric Educational Learning Experiences.