Cassandra Scharber is an Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota in the United States. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab http://lt.umn.edu. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, she taught middle and high school English and worked as a lead curriculum designer for an online education company. Her research spans the areas of K12 technology integration, computational thinking, makerspaces, and digital literacy. SCHARBER published in journals including Gender and Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Computers in the Schools, The Internet and Higher Education, and the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Her current research projects are financed by The William T. Grant Foundation and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is also engaged in a multi-year partnership with Austin Public Schools aimed at establishing and supporting K12 technology at the regional level. Prof. Scharber is a community-engaged scientist who is committed to improve public services and leadership within organizations and schools engaging young people to use digital technologies in their learnings.