“Tequity: Using Technology to Address Equity Gaps in Education”
Richard Culatta speaks at Mitchell College’s
Weller Center on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Free and Open to the Public
NEW LONDON –October 13, 2016 - A dynamic and engaging speaker, Richard Culatta discusses how technology can be used to address long-standing challenges in education in “Tequity: Using Technology to Address Equity Gaps in Education.” Giving examples that span kindergarten to higher education, Culatta brings his enthusiasm and experiences from his career in education to Mitchell College’s Speakers Series on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weller Center.
A leader in innovation and education, Culatta has worked in government, non-profit, and the private sector. Prior to becoming the Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Rhode Island, he was the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education where he focused on using technology to close equity gaps in schools across the country.
Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as policy advisor to US Senator Patty Murray and as Chief Technology Officer at CIA University. Before his work with the federal government, Culatta was the learning technologies advisor for the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University and the Director of Operations for the Rose Education Foundation. He began working with instructional technology at the University of Rhode Island where he co-taught the university's first technology integration workshops for faculty. Culatta is a certified Spanish teacher and active in promoting bilingual and arts education in public schools.
About Mitchell College and the Speakers’ Series
A small liberal arts college, Mitchell developed its distinct educational approach over 75 years, blending a tradition of mentoring with an expertise in teaching diverse learning styles to create a highly individualized model that benefits all students. Mitchell is committed to the broader community through building strong, creative and cooperative partnerships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.
The Mitchell College Speakers Series opens the doors of the college to its local New London family and the Connecticut community, inviting them to engage with acclaimed speakers from all walks of life. Join us throughout the 2016-17 academic year as we discover and celebrate the lives of our guests, learn from them, and explore the world through their stories. For more information, call 860-701-5092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.