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Katie Topper

Julia Morgan School for Girls
Educational Tech Director
alameda, US
Katie Topper is the Educational Director of Technology at Julia Morgan School for Girls, where she was a founding member. She teaches technology and media literacy and supports teachers with using technology and​ digital​ tools in all classes. Besides launching and overseeing the 1:1 iPad Program, she also coaches the after-school First Lego League Robotics and Technovation teams. Katie received her B.A. from Trinity College and her California teaching credential from Chapman University. She also holds an M.A. in TESOL with a Computer Assisted Learning emphasis from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. In addition to her teaching experience, Katie worked at the Associated Press in Rome, was the senior planner for Western International Media, traded stock, taught brokers computer systems at Kidder, Peabody and was a founding member of the Media Guaranty software company. Her favorite classes to teach have been Movin' It!, a Lego Kinetic sculpture class and "rocketeering." She often bribes her two teenaged daughters to accompany her to all the Maker Faires in the Bay area.

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Saturday, May 12

2:40pm PDT