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Penn GSE Digital Seeds

Matthew J. Tarditi, M.S.Ed.

Matthew J. Tarditi received his doctorate in the Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). His research and professional work resides at the intersection of international educational development, school-community partnership, and the integration of film and multimedia to foster participatory and collaborative approaches to research, knowledge construction and overall practice. Trained as a qualitative researcher steeped in ethnography and visual anthropology with several years’ experience as a teacher, coach and teacher-trainer, Tarditi dedicates his time to implementing, supervising and studying the Digital Seeds Program, a comprehensive education program in Nicaragua and directing camra, a student-lead, faculty-supported multimedia pedagogy lab at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his master’s degree from the Education, Culture, and Society program at Penn GSE. His master’s work included ethnographic and qualitative methods, linguistics, technology in education, teacher professional development in technology, and international teacher education. He has extensive experience in international education, conducting university studies in Spain, Peru, and Argentina and he is a former Spanish teacher at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels.