Innovations in Education Today

In this series of workshops a cohort of educators passionate about innovating and developing their craft will explore a variety of teaching tools and techniques that can enhance classrooms and empower students.
Topics to be covered include educational technologies that create new possibilities for learning, student-centered teaching methods that foster creativity and design thinking, alternative approaches to assessment, and more.
Workshops will be facilitated by Greg Schwanbeck, lecturer of Educational Theory and Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program, and Physics teacher and instructional technology coach at Westwood High School.

The programme will run everyone Monday evening from the 23rd of January 2023 until the 27th of March. Topics will include:

  • The SAMR Model & Technologies that Redefine the Classroom
  • A Framework for Evaluating Educational Technologies
  • Keeping Current as EdTech Rapidly Evolves
  • Inquiry-Driven Education
  • The Modeling Approach in Science, Math, & Beyond
  • Project-Based Learning: Designing & Implementing Authentic Experiences
  • Global Education: Supported by EdTech, Delivered by STEM
  • Rethinking Homework & Flipping the Classroom
  • Grading Philosophies & Assessing Group Work
  • Publishing Student Work & Marketing your Classroom
Greg Schwanbeck

I love teaching! Currently, I work at Westwood High School (Massachusetts) as a Physics and Astronomy Teacher and as an Instructional Technology Coach, tasked with helping my colleagues capitalise on our district’s 1-to-1 Chromebook program.

I’m also a Lecturer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP) where I teach Educational Theory & Practice I, II, and III.

I am a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow, a MIT Levitan Teaching Award recipient, an Apple Distinguished Educator, an ISTE Certified Educator, a Google Educator, and a regional leader in providing edtech-focused professional development.

My teaching methods and thoughts on educational technology have been featured nationally in publications such as The Huffington Post, EdSurge, and the book American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom by Katrina Fried.

I earned my master’s degree via the Technology, Innovation, and Education program at Harvard University and earned my bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics at Union College.

When I’m not teaching I enjoy seeking out adventure with my amazing wife Keba and our two sons, Taylor and Thomas.


Applications open 21st November.

All state school STEM teachers and leaders are welcome to apply for this programmed.