CCSS aligned lessons focused on teaching close reading and argumentative writing across multiple subjects for grades 4 - 12
Project-based learning & makerspaces
PARCC-aligned formative assessments
Moodle/Google APPs for Education/SIS integration
Open Educational Resources
School to career resources
Tools to connect with global schools
STEM / Coding resources
Grace Magley , M. Ed.
Grace Magley is a Blended Learning Specialist and the Director of Online Learning for the Natick Public Schools in Natick, Massachusetts. Grace is an enthusiastic, educational leader who for over ten years has helped hundreds of educators in the New England area design and build blended learning environments for their classrooms using research-based instructional practices. Grace sits on the board of directors for MassCUE and the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA). As an adjunct professor at Framingham State College, Grace facilitates blended and online graduate courses on transformative Digital Learning Environments, Resources and Tools.
Elizabeth Homan is a Digital Learning Specialist for the Boston Public Schools. She is a former middle and high school ELA teacher and college writing teacher, and recently earned her PhD at the University of Michigan, where she studied how teachers' social networks impact their integration of digital technologies into classroom practice.
Rebecca Sindel is an elementary ESL Specialist in Revere, MA where she has worked with students from K-5. Her bachelor’s education came from Gordon College and she recently graduated with an MAT ESL from Salem State University.
Sandy Lemon has been in education for 21 years. She has been a pioneer in her district working with iPads, the blended learning classroom, and project-based learning. She teaches 6th grade Language and Literacy at Kennedy Middle School.
Janelle Kruszewski is a math coach at the Beachmont Veterans Memorial School in Revere. In this role Janelle supports teachers in the implementation of the Common Core, through lesson planning, co-teaching, modelling and assessing. Janelle previously taught 1st and 4th grade, and worked as a math interventionist. She is also a member of the
Instructional Leadership Team, the district Technology Committee as well as the Teacher Leader and Career Ladder RELB Committee. Janelle received her BA in Education and MA in Curriculum Instruction in Literacy from Lesley University. She also holds a CAGS in Administration from Salem State University.
As one of the fortunate people working with the scholars and staff of the Sumner Elementary School in Boston since 2006, Kate Klein has risen to "Education Technology Superstar" and "Digital Learning Champion" status of Boston Public Schools. Focusing on technology and challenge based learning, her days are a delicate balance of hard work, frustration and wonder as she helps her kids and co-teachers find their way on iPads and computers.
This is my 10th year teaching mathematics at Revere High School. I am one of the flipped learning coaches at the high school, and I love creating flipped videos for my students. It is always exciting to find new ways to integrate technology into the classroom.
Laryssa Doherty is a Program Director for the Boston Public Schools, currently collaborating with the students and staff at Snowden International High School at Copley. Helping to improve access to technology is only one facet of Ms. Doherty's responsibilities as a Program Director, but is integral to producing global citizen-students. Throughout her tenure in BPS, Ms. Doherty has spearheaded initiatives to increase wireless infrastructure in schools and helped introduce and sustain technology use in classrooms through the purchasing and training in iPads, SmartBoards, Student Response Systems, Laptops, and Chromebooks for students and staff.
Michael Walpole is a 5th grade special education teacher who works in Revere, MA. This is his 4th year working in Revere Public Schools. He is a life long geek who enjoys using technology with his students and recently finished running a LEGO Robotics Club that focused on getting more female students involved in STEM.
Richard is the Network Administrator for Revere Public Schools, a position he’s held since 1996. He is also a web developer, creating and managing their teacher evaluation web tool and help desk system. Richard is part of a technology team that oversees 11 schools, 2500+ iPads, 4000+ computers, 40+ servers, and an extensive city-owned fiber network.
Maura O'Toole is the Library Coordinator and Tech Support Point person at The Mather School in Dorchester. Maura started her career at The Mission Hill School, and was also the Library Coordinator at The Harbor Middle School. Always a technology fan, it was her work as a trainer for Tech Goes Home that helped her combine her love of technology with helping her students, their families and fellow educators learn new ways of integrating technology into their learning.