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Sara Armstrong's Biography

Fascinated early on by Maria Montessori’s philosophy of education, in which students take responsibility for their own learning within an attractive environment that includes an array of beautiful, interesting hands-on materials, Sara Armstrong’s work naturally evolved into a passion for project-based learning.  Sara has conducted sessions at many conferences from one hour to several days to a year-long contract helping teachers understand and develop meaningful inquiry-based projects.

Over her nearly 40 years as an educator, Sara Armstrong has developed and implemented workshops on a many topics, including information literacy, digital storytelling, technology integration, global resources for education and project-based learning.

She is the editor of OnCUE, Computer-Using Educator’s journal, and is the author of several books, including Information Literacy: Navigating & Evaluating Today’s Media, 2nd Edition. 

Sara holds two B.A.s—one in English from California State University, Los Angeles, and one in psychology from California State University, Sonoma. She completed her work for a California credential, a Master’s program in leadership and reading, and a Ph.D. in the philosophy of education at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sara is an Associate of the Thornburg Center for Professional Development, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Global SchoolNet Foundation, the Center for Accessible Technology, as well as Berkeley High School’s Community Partnership Academy and the Ho’ala Foundation for Education Advisory Councils. She is a recipient of both of CUE’s high honors: a Gold Disk and a Platinum Disk, and ISTE’s Making IT Happen Award.