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Cate Tolnai

Krause Center for Innovation
Director, Strategy & Marketing
Pasadena, CA
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Director of Marketing & Strategy at the Krause Center for Innovation. She's dedicated to amplifying the programs, partnerships, and passions of the KCI community throughout the region and state as well as growing the impact of KCI in both pre-service and in-service educator communities. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator to each of her projects. In 2019, she co-authored the ISTE publication highlighting the impact of game-based learning, "Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay."

Cate is committed to designing professional learning opportunities that empower educators and engage them with dynamic, creative activities and real-world strategies. As a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer as well as an Adobe Education Leader, she commits to supporting the integration of technology and teaching across grade levels and content areas. 

She speaks nationally on digital badges, gamification, and the impact of instructional play for both k-12 students and teachers. You can connect with Cate on Twitter at @CateTolnai and catetolnai@gmail.com.