Karen Kirsch Page


Coordinator of International Professional Development

Center for Technology and School Change

Teachers College, Columbia University

Karen Kirsch Page is the Coordinator of International Professional Development at the Center for Technology & School Change. Beyond working as a K-8 technology and STEM electives teacher in San Francisco, Karen has provided instructional support for K-12 teachers both in the U.S. and Africa where she founded a free annual edtech conference, EdTech Summit Africa, for underserved teachers now entering it’s sixth year. A former filmmaker and music engineer/producer interested in creative digital and technical arts, Karen is passionate about helping schools and organizations create a culture receptive to implementing technology for creative teaching and learning. Karen has worked with schools and districts to launch coding, robotics, makerspace and visual design programs. She has a BA in Broadcast Engineering from San Francisco State University and she completed her MA in Instructional Technology and Media at Teachers College, Columbia University. Karen is now pursuing her doctorate at Teachers College in Adult Learning and Leadership with a focus on professional development and technology integration.