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Beatriz Arnillas, Director IT- Education Technology, Houston School District, USA

Beatriz started her career as a teacher, first in K12 and later as an art studio professor in Higher Education, and her research on non-toxic printmaking led her work to digital media and education technology. She is a key leader in the following Houston Independent School District programs: the 1:1 high school initiative called PowerUp, Houston’s selection and implementation of ItsLearning, the Privacy and Online Safety Campaign, the introduction to Google Apps for Education, and the implementation of digital content interoperability standards, which have populated Houston's ItsLearning digital library with more then 1 ½ million learning objects from over 30 different providers. Beatriz has published articles and blogs about digital content interoperability, digital privacy and online safety, and "bi-modal IT" for CoSN and EdTech Magazine, and has received awards for her work at Houston ISD.  She is a member of EdSurge's "50 States," and is one of the 40 Intel Global Education Visionaries (2016). Beatriz Chairs IMS Global's K12 Institutional Executive Board and the Learning Counsel's "Digital Curriculum Characteristics Committee." In addition, Beatriz serves as advisory board member in Common Sense Education, and is a member of the CoSN's emerging technologies committee.   

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