Laura Ogando began her more than 13+ year career in the New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) as an elementary school special educator. It was in her role as a special educator that Laura became an advocate for using technology to bring equity and access to all learners. After her time in the classroom, she worked in her school’s media center as a digital literacy specialist, where she designed and developed her own curriculum that brought together digital literacy, computer science, and project-based learning. Currently, Laura is the Deputy Technology Director at the Manhattan Division of Instructional & Information Technology (DIIT). She has been training teachers, in the DOE and around the country, in accessibility, Google tools for education, and digital literacy and citizenship. Laura holds various ed tech certifications–Google Level 1 and 2 Educator, Google Innovator, BrainPOP Educator, Common Sense Media Ambassador, and Apple Teacher. She has presented at local conferences within the NYCPS, at ISTE, and with various international organizations. Laura is a technology and educational leader who has given workshops at Lehman College and has delivered numerous professional development opportunities at various school districts.