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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Kristina Ishmael

Open Educational Global
Director of Primary & Secondary Education
United States

Kristina Ishmael is the director of primary and secondary education at Open Education Global where she is leading the development of a comprehensive effort to build global networks, infrastructure, and practices to support open education around the world. Before joining OEG, Ishmael was the senior project manager of the Teaching, Learning, & Tech team as part of the Education Policy program at New America where she led and developed the OER portfolio to support educators using OER across the U.S. after leading the #GoOpen project as the K-12 Open Education fellow at the Office of Educational Technology. She continues her work at New America as a senior research fellow where she advises the OER portfolio. Prior to her work at the U.S. Department of Education, she worked as the digital learning specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education, where she led professional learning and advocated for school librarians and learned how to leverage educational technology in urban, suburban, and rural school systems. Before her role with the state, Ishmael taught early childhood and elementary emerging bilingual students in Omaha, NE.