Since 2008, we have helped and inspired educators, school leaders, organizations and edtech companies across the world. As we have diversified professional learning offerings and expanded partnerships, our mission remains the same:
Support educators’ quest to enrich student learning through emerging technologies and innovative models of instruction.
From large school districts to small independent schools, we have experience with a wide range of educational settings and grade levels. If your school or district is trying to leverage new technologies to support student learning, we are excited to partner with you.
It started in the 2000s with Summer Workshops for teachers on a range of education technology topics then diversified into iPad Summits, Google Jamborees, Innovation Conferences, and Leadership Seminars. At EdTechTeacher, we are committed to what works and what’s next in education.
EdTechTeacher embraces diversity and inclusion through the hiring of diverse talent and developing the conditions in which everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We ensure that our professional development services and materials represent and honor the various identities, cultures and perspectives that make up the diversity of today’s evolving educational landscape.
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“They have a clear vision of how technology can leverage student learning.”
MARY BETH BANIOS
Superintendent of Windsor Central Supervisory Unit
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“Since their days teaching at the Noble and Greenough School, EdTechTeacher founders, Tom Daccord and Justin Reich, have been pioneers in transforming teaching with technology. Over the last fifteen years, along with their EdTechTeacher colleagues, they have shared their wisdom and experience widely throughout the independent school world. For the schools and teachers that have engaged deeply with their work, they have been powerful catalysts for change.”
Robert P. Henderson, Jr.
Former Head of School
Noble and Greenough School
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“EdTechTeacher’s Justin Reich is a Deerfield graduate and has returned to campus several times over the years to consult with our faculty on innovation and technology integration. His expertise and insights have brought immediately usable practices to faculty and administrators alike.”
Director of Research, Innovation, and Outreach
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“EdTechTeacher has been one of the driving forces in Choate’s efforts to make effective use of technology in the service of great pedagogy. Their instructors have been regular contributors to our summer Technology and Learning Institute, and have helped our faculty better understand how technology tools empower students to learn in a more independent fashion. Also, we have sent a number of faculty to the EdTechTeacher annual conference in Boston since it regularly attracts some of the best minds in education. Both Tom Daccord and Justin Reich have been frequent advisers to me, personally, as Choate rolls out our major instructional technology initiatives.”
Director of Academic Technology/History
Choate Rosemary Hall
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Gail Ross-McBride has been a leader and administrator in the field of educator professional development and educational technology training for over 25 years. She has worked collaboratively with teachers, school administrators, school committee members and higher education officials to help bring about a common vision of what is necessary to improve student learning in the 21st century.
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.
Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the PK12 Initiative at MIT, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, a Lecturer in the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase “App Smashing,” is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in Manchester, NH.
Avra Robinson is the Director of Online Learning and an Instructor for EdTechTeacher, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member for Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois. An authorized Google Education Trainer and dedicated educational technologist, Avra has been working with teachers and students for over 20 years. Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Avra was first a classroom teacher and later the Instructional Technology Coordinator and coach for a K-8 school district in Northern Illinois. During that time, she worked with teachers and students on a daily basis as they worked towards total Common Core State Standards integration in a 1:1 program that included Chromebooks, iPads, and Windows laptops. Avra has presented at local and regional conferences sharing ideas about digital publishing, coaching teachers, Google Apps for Education, and more.
Shawn McCusker has 25 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private, and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is an expert in both iPad and Chromebook integration in the classroom. An inspiring speaker, he has keynoted the IOWA 1:1 Conference, Innovation Summit San Diego, and the Illinois School Library Media Association as well as providing local keynotes.
As a Director of Educational Technology (BWRSD), EdTechTeacher Instructor, authorized Google for Education Trainer, author and speaker, Tom is recognized nationally as a leader in helping teachers, schools and districts transform teaching and learning with technology.
Dr. Beth Holland combines over 18 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, differentiated instruction, design thinking, and Project-Based Learning to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
Brenda is an Instructional Technology Specialist and authorized Google Education Trainer with over 25 years of teaching experience at all grade levels. She is an adjunct professor at Simmons College in the Assistive Technology Graduate Program and regularly leads EdTechTeacher workshops.
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master’s Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator as well as an authorized Google Education Trainer. He is the author of five bestselling game strategy guides, and his latest book on Minecraft in Education is soon to be published by Peachpit Press.
Ileen Matthews is the Business Manager for EdTechTeacher. With over 20+ years of business experience, she is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Contracts, Bookkeeping, and serves as General Office Manager.
Kate Wilson is a designer, educator, and EdTechTeacher Web Coordinator. She manages the digital presence of EdTechTeacher through websites, social media, and marketing materials. An authorized Google Education Trainer, Kate assists various EdTechTeacher instructors during onsite workshops and speaks at regional and national conferences about the importance of STEAM and Coding in schools.
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase “App Smashing,” is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.
Rosey is an assistive and educational technology consultant and Apple Teacher with over 25 years teaching experience at all grade levels. Currently, she is a Program Supervisor at Lesley University and an instructor with EdTechTeacher. Rosey works with teachers to design accessible curriculum for all learners.
As a dedicated classroom teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator, Anissa has worked with students and teachers for over 20 years. Currently, she is a teacher trainer for GPAed and an instructor with EdTechTeacher. She has a BS in Education from Florida Atlantic University and an MS in BrainSMART, a program which applies the latest discoveries in neurosciences to education. She has presented at conferences such as FCIS, FKC, and the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit.
BETH HOLLAND, PhD.
Beth Holland combines over 20 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, differentiated instruction, design thinking, and Project-Based Learning to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. In addition to being an EdTechTeacher instructor, she has just completed her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.
Nationally recognized as a teacher leader, Suzy Brooks is the Associate Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools. Her work in blended learning, student engagement and social media has been featured by EdWeek, NBC News’ Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, Intel, ASCD, and the NEA.
Kate Wilson is a designer, educator, web developer, and all around media specialist. After years working full time for EdTechTeacher, she founded her own company risingT Media to assist organizations with technical support, education, and design and continues to work with ETT on their websites.