Kristin Oropeza

Kristin Oropeza

Kristin Oropeza is a former educator and currently works for the non-profit Common Sense Media. Kristin spent the bulk of her teaching career in the mild-moderate special day classroom before transitioning into her current educational marketing role. She has extensive experience working with students in both general education and special education settings and is passionate about collaborating with other educators in the best interest of all students. Kristin received her Masters of Science in Special Education from California State University, Long Beach in May 2014. Prior to that, she received her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies and dual teaching credentials from CSULB in May 2011. Kristin is also a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2, Pear Deck Coach, as well as an Apple Teacher. She is also a Microsoft MIE for 2021-2022 and a Seesaw Ambassador. Kristin also advocates for Class Dojo as a Class Dojo Ambassador and Mentor.

Author's Posts

  • KCI Helps Make Cybersecurity Accessible for Educators
    KCI Helps Make Cybersecurity Accessible for Educators
    This October marks the 19th year of raising awareness around cybersecurity issues. Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative founded and led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), is a “collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from…
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  • Online Learning Continues to Trend Among Students and Learners
    Online Learning Continues to Trend Among Students and Learners
    It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted how students, educators, and even employers conduct their studies and business online. According to a recent article on the World Economic Forum website, writer Johnny Wood concluded, “The number of students accessing its online courses now exceeds pre-pandemic levels, a leading global online learning platform reports.”…
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  • Letting Assistive Technology Do Its Job
    Letting Assistive Technology Do Its Job
    This summer, in between weeks at camp, activity workbooks, and crafts that now litter our kitchen table, my daughter learned how to use our Amazon Echo. My daughter has used our Echo frequently these past few months – issuing commands to play the Sing 2 Soundtrack, tell her knock-knock jokes, setting her own timer for…
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  • Teachers Need SEL Too!
    Teachers Need SEL Too!
    As educators, we, too often, put the needs of others before our own. We often forget or intentionally avoid the fact that educators on a whole are overwhelmed, overworked, and often don’t have enough time in a day to do all of the things that we need to do for our job, our classrooms, our…
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  • #MERIT22 Brings HyFlex Learning to KCI
    #MERIT22 Brings HyFlex Learning to KCI
    Since 2001, the MERIT Program has been a staple at The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. MERIT, Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching, has become synonymous with developing innovative teaching practices, affordable professional learning, and technology-enhanced pedagogy for educators across the state of California. The MERIT Program is…
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  • Getting Started with Coding in the Classroom
    Getting Started with Coding in the Classroom
    Computer coding has long been seen as a valuable skill for students. But teachers are often stumped on where to begin. From which coding language to start with to first activities to transitioning students to more complex programs, teachers are seeking a roadmap for teaching coding. KCI Instructor Sheena Vaidyanthan recently wrote an article for…
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