Instructor Spotlight: Sam Kary
Sam Kary

WHO IS SAM KARY?

Sam Kary is a keynote speaker, writer, and the dynamic founder of New EdTech Classroom, a popular YouTube channel that supports teachers with purposeful technology integration.  Sam spent ten years teaching in Bay Area middle schools, during which time he also served as an Induction Coach for new teachers and as Lead Instructional Coach for Breakthrough SF. Initially a technology skeptic, Sam has transformed into a passionate advocate for empowering educators to harness the potential of technology-integrated lesson design.

Sam Kary

Together with his team, Sam has developed the award-winning online learning program Next Generation Teacher, a UDL-TPACK integrated model, and the Next Gen Teacher Competencies—a personalized learning framework for educators. Sam’s YouTube instructional videos have garnered over 10 million views and reached an audience of 200,000+. Furthermore, his courses, webinars, and professional development sessions are consistently praised by educators as the “best PD they’ve ever received in their careers.”

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Sam is an adventurous spirit who spent over a year backpacking solo in South America, cycled unsupported from Vancouver to San Francisco, and can be found skiing in fresh powder at Kirkwood on his days off. 🎒🚴‍♂️⛷️

Sam has competed in numerous triathlons, including a full-distance Ironman. 🏊‍♂️🚴‍♂️🏃‍♂️

Sam and his wife, a special education teacher, are proud caretakers of a burgeoning farm family that includes two Australian Shepherds, three cats, four ducks, and eight chickens.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • ISTE Certified Educator
  • Adobe Creative Educator Leader
  • Google Certified Trainer
  • Newsela Certified Educator
  • National Geographic Certified Educator

WAYS THAT SAM CAN HELP!

Sam offers invaluable insights and strategies on the following topics:

  • Building a Second Teacher Brain to supercharge your productivity and take control over your personal knowledge management.
  • Using AI as your personal teaching assistant.
  • Purposeful integration of technology for Universal Design for Learning.
  • Creating purpose-driven, student-led learning experiences. 

HOW CAN YOU WORK WITH SAM?

It’s simple! Reach out to us via email at [email protected]. Include your school or district’s challenges and any services you’re considering. Sam will then schedule a call to discuss how he can best support you and your educational community!


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