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Members selected to serve on the Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) Subject Matter Knowledge Panel

The following representatives from elementary, secondary, and higher education, the community, and business have been selected to serve on the Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) Subject Matter Knowledge Panel. The panel will meet on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 and Wednesday, May 31, from 1-5 PM. (If necessary, additional meetings will be scheduled.) To maximize stakeholder input, the second meeting will be concurrent with a meeting of the Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) panel.

  • Angela Burke, Chief Technology Officer, Collaborative for Educational Services
  • Annamaria Schrimpf, Director of Educational Technology, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical
  • Casey Rekowski, Social Studies Teacher, Silver Lake Regional High
  • Daniel Downs, Digital Learning Coordinator, North Reading
  • Edward Musiak, Teacher, Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, Springfield
  • Elizabeth Rowe, Director of Research, Educational Gaming Environments group, TERC
  • Gabrielle Richard-Harrington, Assistive Technology Specialist, Northampton
  • Isa Zimmerman, Principal, IKZAdvisors
  • Judith Foley, Technology Integrator, K-12, Dedham
  • Kathleen Grace, Instructional Technology Specialist, Winchester
  • Kim Cochrane, Library Media Specialist, Fitchburg High School
  • Laura Stevenson, K-12 STEAM Coordinator/Assistant Principal, Holbrook
  • Leo Brehm, CIO, Northboro Southboro
  • Lorelle Allessio, IT Coach, Collaborative for Educational Services
  • Lynne Beattie, K12 Digital Literacy Administrator, Concord/Concord-Carlisle
  • Patrick Sullivan, Instructional Technology Teacher, Revere
  • Peggy Harvey, PK-12 Instructional Technology Specialist, Acton-Boxborough
  • Ritamarie Benoit, Curriculum Supervisor, Elementary, Duxbury
  • Sheila Slawiak, Instructional Technology Teacher, Forest Park Middle School, Springfield
  • William Barowy, Associate Professor, Lesley University

The charge of the panel is to develop recommendations to address subject matter knowledge requirements for the ITS specialist in digital literacy (all grade levels), computer science (grades K-4), and coaching teachers in becoming digital age educators (all grade levels). The panel will also review public comment received by the Department and develop recommendations for the professional development needs of current ITS staff members. Over 50 people responded to outreach from the Department on April 7, 2017.

For questions about the selection process or the work of the panel, please contact the Office of Digital Learning.

Last Updated: May 17, 2017
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