Keynote & Lead Facilitator
Dr. Remi Kalir
Remi's research on educator learning and everyday digital media practices focuses upon two interconnected strands of inquiry: (a) Enacting participatory and sociotechnical design processes for educators’ professionally-relevant learning; and (b) Investigating mobile media and educator learning across professional, digital, community, and cultural settings. He has advanced both research strands through collaborative and iterative design-based research, engagement with educators’ problems of practice, and playful approaches to professional development.
Remi is an Assistant Professor of Information and Learning Technologies at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. Since joining the CU Denver faculty in January of 2015, he has been named a Creative Research Collaborative Fellow and a member of the University of Colorado President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative. He was a 2016 National Science Foundation Data Consortium Fellow, and through that fellowship initiated a research collaboration with the non-profit organization Hypothesis to advance Playful Annotation with Hypothesis Studying Interactive Text (PAHSIT).
Remi earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Education, his M.A. with the University of Michigan-Flint’s Technology in Education: Global Program, and B.A. with department honors from Earlham College. He is a co-founder of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Innovation in Education, and – with colleagues from UM’s Interactive Communications and Simulations Group – has designed and facilitated educational technology partnerships in support of educator and youth learning on four continents (in Canada, the Czech Republic, Jamaica, Oman, South Africa, and Switzerland).