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Matt KARLSEN

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‘I am committed to advancing professional learning experiences that expand educators’ capacity to prioritize creativity, connection, and democracy…I started the Center for Playful Inquiry with my friend and colleague Susan Harris MacKay, to embolden educators’ paths toward transformation.’

Co-founder and Co-director Center for Playful Enquiry

Previously: Director, Opal School Center for Learning, Portland, Oregon

Matt finds joy and purpose in partnering with other educators to investigate their work with children in order to expand our imagination regarding new frontiers for how that work supports dignity and democracy. Over the last twenty-five years, Matt's teacher-research journey has included work as a teacher and as a facilitator of professional development (including as Director of Opal School's Center for Learning.)