Sabba’s Bio

A passionate educator who believes in empowering students, Sabba loves designing innovative student-centered learning experiences that are personalized and is driven by the following philosophy: "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."" ~ Confucius.

As Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and an Apple Distinguished Educators, Sabba works with faculty to redesign curriculum and supports students with developing digital literacy skills. Prior to joining USC, Sabba led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative for grades 6-12 at Fairmont Private Schools in Orange County, California in 2010 where she deployed iPads and created professional development for teachers, administrators and parents. Sabba taught a variety of Social Science courses for eight years and was featured by the Gates Foundation for her use of technology to support students in developing historical thinking skills.
Sabba loves sharing her experiences and has presented at conferences internationally in Dubai, India and Cyprus and of course locally here in the U.S. at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summits, CUE, Serious Play and others. Sabba is featured writer for and author of The Digital DBQ.
Sabba holds a Master’s in Education, Social Science Teaching Credential and a B.A. in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine.

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