Tyler Samstag

Director, Remake Learning

Tyler is the director of Remake Learning, a network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change.

Tyler started his career as a special education teacher in New York City, implementing research-based literacy interventions in both traditional and alternative academic settings, including juvenile correctional facilities and residential psychiatric hospitals. Later, while living in Boston, Tyler completed an internship with the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), a nonprofit education R&D organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning and was a member of the IDEO Bits + Blocks LAB at the Harvard Innovation Lab, a program to develop new ventures around the technologies inspired by Bitcoin and blockchain. Interested in applications of human-centered design in education and nonprofit sectors, Tyler has facilitated an array of interactive workshops on design thinking and rapid prototyping at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and MIT.

Tyler is an AmeriCorps alum, holds a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and graduated from the Mind, Brain, and Education program at Harvard University, where he was an Urban Scholars Fellow.