In this installment of the state transformation series, we will be joined by Tyler Samstag. Samstag serves as the network director for Remake Learning, a network that ignites engaging, relevant and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change.
With 1,500 members and growing, Remake Learning serves the Western Pennsylvania region. The network consists of educators from in-and out of school time learning, researchers, learning scientists, education innovators, community-based organizations, employers, members of government and more. Come learn how Remake Learning is working to transform learning in Western Pennsylvania through a networked approach to changemaking.
About Tyler Samtag
Tyler jointly is the director of Remake Learning and leads transformED, an initiative at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit that supports schools in starting, scaling and sustaining transformational change.
Tyler started his career as a special education teacher in New York City, implementing research-based literacy interventions in both traditional and alternative academic settings. Later, while living in Boston, Tyler completed an internship with the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), a nonprofit education R&D organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning and was a member of the IDEO Bits + Blocks LAB at the Harvard Innovation Lab, a program to develop new ventures around the technologies inspired by Bitcoin and blockchain. Interested in applications of human-centered design in education and nonprofit sectors, Tyler has facilitated an array of interactive workshops on design thinking and rapid prototyping at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Graduate School of Education and MIT.
Tyler is a Pittsburgh Public School graduate, an AmeriCorps alum, holds a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in English Education and graduated from the Mind, Brain, and Education program at Harvard University, where he was an Urban Scholars Fellow.