Crafting a Culture of Continuous Learning

Successful and transformational digital learning relies on a technology program anchored in professional learning. Join Needham’s Director of Media & Digital Learning and Walpole’s Digital Learning Coach to examine strategies to expand digital learning capacity in order to make deep progress toward implementing the teaching and learning goals of your local technology plan/program. Drive transformation by evaluating characteristics and features of effective professional development. Gather ideas to help promote a culture of digital learning and instructional support based in clarity, coaching, and collaboration.

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Jean Tower

Director of Media and Digital Learning
Needham Public Schools



About
Jean Tower currently serves as the Director of Media and Digital Learning for Needham Public Schools in Massachusetts. Jean’s primary interest is in effective integration of technology in the curriculum and in creating the essential conditions to enable that to happen. Before working in the public schools, she worked in information technology in the private sector, as well as in higher education. Ms. Tower has over 30 years of experience in K-12 educational technology leadership, a BS in Computer Science, a Master’s degree in Critical and Creative Thinking, and a CAGS in Educational Administration from Boston University. Jean is the Past Chair of CoSN and Current VP and Past President of the Board of the Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association.

Jed Stefanowicz

Digital Learning Coach
Old Post Road Elementary, Walpole Public Schools

About
As a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, Massachusetts, Jed Stefanowicz provides job-embedded professional development and instructional coaching for academic technology. Through conferences, workshops, and coaching, Jed aims to engage and build staff/student digital learning capacity, keeping the focus on practice over product. As a 25 year elementary educator, speaker, blogger, and current Massachusetts Teach Plus Policy Fellow, Jed shares his passion for effective tech integration to transform teaching and learning, creating engaging and equitable digital learning environments and experiences that activate, innovate, and motivate digital learning.Check out his blog at stefanowiczclass@blogspot.com

MassCUE level 4 educator