Catherine Saldutti
President, EduChange, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Biography
Catherine Saldutti has over 24 years of experience in secondary education, and has served as a teacher, administrator, professional development provider, program evaluator, and instructional designer. She founded EduChange in 2000 to fundamentally change the way teaching and learning happens in classrooms. Her team of senior consultants built relationships with over 350 schools in New York City, several school districts across the USA, and now in Sao Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo. Catherine holds a patent for the Concept Construxions product line, a pattern-recognition system that helps learners construct concepts and acquire academic or technical language in social, collaborative ways. Polytechnic schools in Singapore and New Zealand, as well as hundreds of teachers in the USA, have been trained with these methods. In 2010 she began forging relationships with education professionals and ministry officials in Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand and the UK. After a 10-year implementation period in 4 global cities, alongside 3 rounds of academic scientific review, The Integrated Science Program is now a sustainable open educational resource (SOER) that removes disciplinary siloes, is digitally deployed internationally using 4 different models, and may be customized to local and national requirements. Catherine earned degrees from Stanford University, where her independent study on International Technology Education contributed to J. Myron Atkin’s work on TIMSS development, and The Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she served as Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee. She speaks regularly to international audiences of educational thought leaders, the EdTech community, administrators, teachers and parents.
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