Named by EdTechMagazine as a top 30 K-12 IT Influencer to Follow, Dee is the Lead Learning Education Designer at Lanier Learning, LLC and is an Education Coach for Samsung. Dee is dedicated to co-designing equitable learning experiences for school leaders, staff, and students. Lanier Learning also partners with non-profit and for-profit corporations that are committed to community good.
Dee is the author of Demarginalizing Design and a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over two decades of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate levels. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and equity. Dee is an award-winning presenter, TEDx Speaker, Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Google Certified Coach that specializes in creative applications for mobile devices and Chromebooks, low-cost makerspaces, and gamified learning experiences. Dee is a founding mentor and architect for the Google Coaching program pilot, Dynamic Learning Project, and a co-founder of Our Voice Academy, a program aimed at empowering educators of color to gain greater visible leadership and recognized expertise. Dee is also the creator of the design thinking educational activities called, Solve in Time!® and Maker Kitchen™️ and co-host of the Liberated Educator podcast. Dee practices self-care by reading, playing percussion, and roasting, brewing, and drinking coffee.
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Demarginalizing Design- by centering on Equity, Empathy, and Creativity in Problem-Solving.
Based on the top-selling book by the same title, this is an interactive session that aims to demystify equity work and provide perspective for educators to solve real-world problems with the most marginalized in their midst as co-designers for a better future.
Recommended Devices: Mobile or Laptop