with your WCET colleagues and experts, both virtually and in-person.
Big Audacious Conversation with DOE's Richard Culatta
Join us for a conversation with WCET's Ellen Wagner and educational technology innovator Richard Culatta, deputy director of the Office of Educational Technology at the Department of Education, who will talk about the Office of Educational Technology's various projects and initiatives that leverage technology to improve teaching and learning and create opportunities for innovation.
Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of educational innovation. He has experience in K-12, higher education, corporate, and government learning environments. As deputy director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education, his work focuses on leveraging open data to create personalized learning experiences for all students and promoting increased connectivity to improve access to education and make college more affordable. Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as an education policy advisor to U.S. Senator Patty Murray.
Some of the topics to be discussed:
- How the OET is impacting higher education.
- Educational Data Initiatives, including the Learning Registry, a project that helps provide educators, learners, innovators, and the general public with access to learning resources from across a variety of platforms-websites, community portals, and other repositories of digital learning resources.
- MyData, a joint project between OET and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to encourage schools and software vendors who hold student data to allow students to download their own data in order to create a personal learning profile that they can keep with them throughout their learning career.
- Open Badges.
8:00 AM HDT / 10:00 AM Alaska DT / 11:00 AM PDT / Noon MDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT.
- Richard Culatta
- deputy director,
- Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education
- Ellen Wagner, Moderator
- executive director,