Cate Tolnai
Krause Innovation Center

Cate Tolnai

Adjunct Faculty at KCI and Director, Digital Learning at SBCEO

Santa Barbara, California

Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Adjunct Faculty at the Krause Center for Innovation and Director of Digital Learning at the Santa Barbara County Education Office. 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.” In 2022, she was recognized by CUE as the CA State Blended and Online Educator of the Year. As a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer as well as an Adobe Creative Educator, she commits to supporting the integration of technology and teaching across grade levels and content areas. Cate designs professional learning opportunities that empower educators and engage them with dynamic, creative activities and real-world strategies.

Instructor Alumni

  • Online & Blended IMPACT

Instructor Micro-Certifications

  • Adobe Creative Educator
  • Flipgrid Certified Educator
  • Google Educator
  • Google Certified Innovator
  • Google Certified Trainer

Instructional Levels

  • Elementary (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)
  • Higher Ed
  • Teacher Ed
  • District/County Leadership

Speciality Content Areas

  • Blended learning
  • Coaching
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Gamification
  • Innovative Frameworks
  • Leadership
  • Online learning
  • SEL
  • Tech Integration