Tyler Samstag
Tyler Samstag

Reimagining learning for the 21st century, creating inclusive environments

A Pittsburgh native and PPS graduate, Tyler has worked as a special education teacher and reading specialist for nearly ten years in New York City and Boston, implementing research-based literacy interventions in an array of non-traditional academic settings, including juvenile correctional facilities and residential psychiatric hospitals.

While living in Boston, Tyler completed an internship with the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning and was a member of the IDEO Bits + Blocks coLAB, an intensive program hosted at the Harvard Innovation Lab to develop new ventures aimed at building novel experiences around the technologies inspired by Bitcoin and blockchains. Additionally, Tyler has facilitated workshops at MIT and Harvard’s Education, Kennedy, and Business Schools exploring how human-centered design processes can be used to ideate and prototype new solutions in the education and non-profit sectors.

Tyler is interested in the intersection of design, technology, and education to reimagine learning systems in the 21st century and create inclusive educational environments that ensure high-quality learning experiences are afforded to all students.

 

Tyler Samstag was last modified: February 6th, 2017 by The Sprout Fund