About Us

About the Network

We are a team of educators funded by a McCarthey Dressman Foundation Teacher Development Grant to implement and research the integration of digital technologies in today’s content-area classrooms. The overarching goals of this project are twofold:

  1. research the challenges and possibilities of digital integration in a district with a diverse student population; and
  2. increase the capacity of the district’s digital professional learning opportunities for teachers.

Teachers who participate in this three-year initiative come from across Waltham Public Schools, teach at all grade levels and across content areas, and are invested in research questions specific to their students and professional learning goals. They participate in the project through blogging, collecting and analyzing video exemplars of their practice, and attending quarterly workshops. In the second and third years of the project, previous cohorts mentor current cohorts.

Learn more about the Network from Liz’s 2016 EdTalk for the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association:

 

2016 Member Cohort

Meg Timperi, Special Education Teacher, Kennedy Middle School
Dede Clapp, Classroom Teacher, MacArthur Elementary School
Leah Bruosta, Classroom Teacher, MacArthur Elementary School
Jen Ostayan, Special Education Teacher, Whittemore Elementary School
Marc Lovett, History Teacher, Waltham High School
Tina Black, History Teacher, Waltham High School
Hannah Lentini, Classroom Teacher, Whittemore Elementary School
Marion Magill, ESL Teacher, Whittemore Elementary School
Rebecca Carlin, ESL Teacher, Plympton Elementary School
Jenni Pescatore, Special Education Teacher, McDevitt Middle School
Maria Russo, Classroom Teacher, Northeast Elementary School

2015 Member Cohort

Alex Corey, English Language Arts Teacher, Kennedy Middle School
Brian Campbell, English Language Arts Teacher, McDevitt Middle School
Tom Farley, English Language Arts Teacher, Kennedy Middle School
Shannon Houle, Classroom Teacher, Northeast Elementary School
Marika Hyland, Social Studies Teacher, Waltham High School
Stephanie DiMasi, Classroom Teacher, MacArthur Elementary School
Kathryn Grimes, Special Education Teacher, MacArthur Elementary School
Jessica Breidenstine, Social Studies Teacher, McDevitt Middle School
Melissa Hanes, Social Studies Teacher, McDevitt Middle School
Michael DiLuzio, Social Studies Teacher, Waltham High School
Marianne Duffy, Classroom Teacher, Plympton Elementary School

Project Leaders

Dr. Elizabeth C. Homan, Project Director
Administrator of Educational Technology Integration
Waltham Public Schools

Peggy Keohane, Research Assistant
Instructional Technology Specialist
Plympton & MacArthur Elementary Schools, Waltham MA

Lucy Clerkin, Research Assistant
Library Teacher
McDevitt Middle School, Waltham MA