2021 Keynote Speaker Announced!

Sue Tashjian/ February 24, 2021/ 2021 summit, Keynote

The 2021 Northeast OER Summit Planning Committee is excited to announce the keynote speaker for our event on May 24 – 26, 2021.

Angela Haydel DeBarger Keynote Speaker 2021
Angela Haydel DeBarger

Angela Haydel DeBarger is a Program Officer in Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She leads work in open education, with the aim of creating inclusive and meaningful learning experiences for students and teachers.

Through the Open Education Strategy, Angela works to develop open educational resources (OER) and teaching practices that engage and reflect the experiences of learners, educators, and their communities. This includes partnerships with school districts and higher education systems to create equitable conditions for effective OER adoption and use.

Previously, Angela served as senior program officer for Lucas Education Research at the George Lucas Educational Foundation, where she led elementary and middle school project-based learning initiatives. From 2002 to 2014, she worked as an education researcher at SRI International. Her research focused on improving classroom pedagogy, specifically assessment strategies, to promote student learning and engagement in science.

Angela has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University, a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in educational psychology from Stanford University. She is a native Californian and enjoys hiking in the Bay Area with two boys.

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