Innovations in Education Today

In this series of workshops, a cohort of educators passionate about innovating and developing their craft explore a variety of teaching tools and techniques that can enhance classrooms and empower students.
Topics covered include educational technologies that create new possibilities for learning, student-centred teaching methods that foster students’ 21st century skills, alternative approaches to assessment, and more.

Programme Leaders

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.

 

Daniela Ganelin

Daniela is a former high-school teacher with a Master’s in Computer Science (AI Concentration), Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Mathematics, and teaching license from MIT.

After MIT, Daniela created and taught Artificial Intelligence & Society at an international school in Rome and went on to hold the position of Director of Curriculum at Inspirit AI – a leading AI education company headquartered in Silicon Valley working around the world.

Daniela’s research and industry experience has included studying economic disparities in online education, diagnosing dementia with machine learning, creating AI-generated images, and improving recommendation engines.

Between research and teaching, Daniela has worked in the US, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Wales, and Taiwan!

Daniela was one of the first MIT instructors to teach through the MIT Global Teaching Labs in Wales programme when it was launched in January 2019.

Daniela is currently pursuing a PhD at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

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