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The Boston EdTech Meetup Group supports educators, technologists, researchers, librarians, entrepreneurs, investors, reformers and learners looking to explore, discuss and improve technology in academia, K-12 education, higher education, and the private sector.

We meet monthly to hear from those who are transforming teaching and learning through panel discussions, community mixers, member spotlights, keynote speakers, workshops, and hands-on learning experiences to explore the intersection of education and technology.

Upcoming events (2)

Calling Out Racist Behavior at Work...Risk or Opportunity?

During this panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Charmain Jackman, DE&I Expert and Clinical Psychologist, we will discuss the inherent risks and opportunities that come with calling out racist statements and behaviors in the workplace. Our industry experts, Cherine Smith Program Officer at FHI 360 , Crista Costa Head of Learning & Development at Outco, and Christie Lindor Principal Consultant & CEO of Tessi Consulting will share their professional experiences with calling out and how they navigated these often treacherous interactions. They will share tips and strategies for communicating your stance and how you can position yourself to receive feedback about your actions. Agenda: 6:00 Introduction 6:10: Panel Discussion 6:40: Audience Q&A 7:30: Closing Remarks Panelist Bios': Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist with over 23 years in the mental health field. Dr. Jackman is the founder + CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness & healing for people of color. InnoPsych, Inc., is an award-winning organization focused on increasing access to therapy through its online therapist of color directory and emotional wellness programming. As a change-maker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members and mental health professionals. She has used her expertise to shape how organizations respond to and support their employees during the COVID-19 and racial violence crises. Dr. Jackman is also the recipient of the 2020 American Psychological Association’s PLC Diversity Award. Christie Lindor is a Principal Consultant & CEO of Tessi Consulting, a management & HR consulting firm focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, talent strategy, and digital workforce transformation. Prior to Tessi, Christie was a seasoned management consultant advising Fortune 500 clients at some of the world’s top consulting firms such as IBM, Deloitte, & EY. In the span of her 20 years in corporate consulting, Christie has partnered with 100s of organizations within 23 industries/sectors in 10 countries across 4 continents at the intersection of IT, strategy, M&A, business operations, and human capital. A TEDx and keynote speaker, podcaster, & avid writer on workforce-related topics, her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, and Time Magazine. Christie currently sits on the Board of The Women’s Lunch Place, women’s homeless day shelter in Boston. Cristina is the Head of Learning & Development at Outco, a San Francisco based startup that provides coaching and technical skill sharpening for job seeking software engineers. For the past 5 years, Cristina has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Women with Purpose, an organization that empowers, educates and advances women of color through professional development seminars, empowerment workshops and networking events. Cherine A. Smith is a Program Officer at FHI 360 supporting the Justice, and College & Career Readiness portfolios. She has considerable experience working in the human /global development sector. Cherine has worked on several projects and programs with non-profit organizations and government agencies across the Caribbean, Central & West Africa and the USA in youth development, social justice, SRHR, civil society engagement/governance, and policy advocacy and development. Cherine is passionate about her field because of its ability to build up and empower communities. She is committed to partnering and working exclusively with organizations that have a genuine interest in making the world a better place through the promotion of equity and justice, and by seeking to add value to the lives of others.

Virtual Job/Career Fair and Open Networking

Online event

We're bringing in current edtech professionals and recruiting/talent teams from as many different Boston EdTech companies as we can to be available this evening to connect with folks! During the evening, attendees will be able to hop between virtual tables to connect with a diverse group of edtech professionals and ask questions about the work they do and their current career. Talent team members at each company will also be available to answer questions about their company, different open roles, and the application process. The overall goals of the event are to: - Provide folks interested in joining / transitioning into edtech an opportunity to connect with current professionals and talent teams. - Help build a more diverse edtech workforce to better build products that meet the needs of all learners. - Showcase Boston’s many edtech companies, the challenges they’re facing, and the features they’ve built recently Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 - Open Networking 6:30 - 7:00 - Opening Announcements from Boston EdTech and Partner Organizations 7:00 - 8:00 - Job/Career Fair where attendees can move around to different tables and connect with different professionals and companies we've invited 8:00 - 9:00 - Room remains open for folks to continue networking We're in the process of confirming many more companies, but as of now, we have confirmed: - Curriculum Associates - edX - Extension Engine - Practera - Read Aloud Productions (and more to come!) As the event approaches, we'll also confirm the names and roles of the folks who will be available in the evening! To help build this more diverse edtech workforce, we're partnering with a number of nonprofits including: - Resilient Coders - Year Up - Apprenti

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