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Brian Ausland

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Lead Learning Engineer
California
Hi, my name is Brian, and I now go by the self-appointed title of Learning Engineer. The team I lead works to increase student access to rich, digital Open Educational Resources (OER) that typically can't be accessed via traditional textbooks or within a given school's pool of local resources. We also focus on improving the instructional strategies of those who are designing and/or providing formal and informal learning to kids. We enjoy building digital communities of practice were educators share diverse OER and the models and strategies to effectively use them for learning. Besides serving as a lead designer and developer for projects with the US OET, the CDE, and the Smithsonian Education team, I am a former school teacher, administrator, and county office of education PD & Ed. Tech. coordinator. My wife is a STEM educator and curriculum specialist, and "for fun" we design and run a number of Girls Who Code Programs, Girls STEM Camps, and a cool Summer Game Design Camp for our local districts instead of going on super cool vacations to super swanky places and meeting super interesting people. Oh wait, we'll be at InterpTECH, so I guess we do that too! See ya there...

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