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Monday, December 14 • 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Educators as Entrepreneurs: Inspiring Innovation

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As technology continues to impact our world, there is a demand for new tools in the classroom to impact student learning. Join an expert group of educators and entrepreneurs as they share insight into an increasing trend towards educational entrepreneurship and how the start-up culture is sneaking into the education field with amazing results. Hear from local Minnesota educators who have used their classroom insight to create tools that are being used in classrooms across the country today. Discover simple ways to cultivate innovation within your school or district and hear about local groups and events that support “edupreneurs”.

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John Baldo

Program Manager, Startup Weekend Education, 4.0 Schools

Heather Benedict

Consultant, St. Catherine University
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Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools... Read More →
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Karin Hogen

Teacher, White Bear Lake Public Schools
Talk to me about blended learning, paperless classrooms, Chromebooks, middle school, and English/language arts. You can also talk to me about InsertLearning.
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Matt Nupen

STEM teacher, DocentEDU
STEM teacher and co-founder of DocentEDU
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Seijen Takamura

Business Design Lead, U.S. Bank
Seijen loves helping humans and believes the needs of people lie at the core of every truly innovative idea. He revels in the opportunity to uncover those human needs and steward them towards the creation of products, services, and stories. Currently he is a Design Lead at U.S. Bank... Read More →
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Steve Wellvang

EdTech Lawyer, Fox Rothschild LLP
Helping support education entrepreneurs, promoting collaboration and stregnthening our local edtech innovation ecosystem. Co-founder Educelerate North (edtech meetup) and co-organizer of Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education events.

Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
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