Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai is Director of Marketing & Strategy at the KCI. She promotes the power of student voice, choice, and curiosity through game-based learning and gamification, and she advocates for impactful, responsive professional learning for all educators.

Author's Posts

  • KCI Community Showcase Featuring Katie McNamara
    KCI Community Showcase Featuring Katie McNamara
    In Episode 10, Cate chats with OBI and MERIT alumnus, Katie McNamara, about her work as a Teacher Librarian and how her commitment to making learning more pleasant for students and teachers. As she explains, “gone are the days where libraries are just books.” Katie’s passion for educational technology and instructional design sets her apart…
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  • The Cristina and Ed STEAM Show
    The Cristina and Ed STEAM Show
      In Episode 8, we get to hang out with Cristina Bustamante and Ed Campos of the KCI STEAM Leadership Program. These two rascals designed the STEAM Leadership Program in the summer of 2021 in response to the growing need for integrated practices, leadership and voice in equity and identity, and FUN in K-12 classrooms.…
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  • KCI Community Showcase Featuring Kristin Oropeza
    KCI Community Showcase Featuring Kristin Oropeza
    In this episode, Cate interviews Kristin Oropeza as she shares about her MERIT 21 experience. Kristin shares her unique skills as a Special Education teacher, Technology TOSA, professional learning leader, content creator, and social media marketer. Her calm energy and persistent curiosity inspire her peers and affiliate members, and you will love to get to…
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  • KCI Community Showcase Featuring Miriam Singer
    KCI Community Showcase Featuring Miriam Singer
    In this episode, Cate interviews Miriam Singer, a #MERIT21 cohort member and Assistant Head of School at Barnhart School in Arcadia, CA. Miriam shares her rich educational background and passion for teacher education and student innovation as we chat about her MERIT21 Project, making difference makers at her school. As an administrator, she also shares…
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  • KCI is Looking for our next MERIT Assistant Director
    KCI is Looking for our next MERIT Assistant Director
    Since 2000, KCI has hosted innovative technology integration workshops and programs for educators all around the globe. Blossoming instructional leaders have participated and led these programs, keeping the content fresh and engaging from year to year.  KCI’s MERIT Program, previously known as Earn While You Learn, provides many educators’ their first steps into the KCI…
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  • Check out KCI’s New Website!
    Check out KCI’s New Website!
    We are so excited to share with our entire community our long-awaited website redesign. After studying our site and learning from some amazing non-profit organizations around us, we felt inspired to reimagine our own web presence. Not only did we focus on our mission and purpose as an organization, but we spent hours interviewing stakeholders,…
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