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Beth Holland

Beth Holland coordinates communications - web sites, social media, blog posts, webinars, and newsletters - and instructs at workshops for EdTechTeacher. She has expertise in elementary and middle school education, mobile learning, as well as assistive technologies. In the past few years, she has presented at the 2011 Global Education Conference, the EdTechTeacher Winter Conference, the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Expo, the MassCUE Technology Conference, Edscape, the EdTechTeacher iPad Summits, and TEDxMosesBrown. With over 12 years of education experience, she most recently served as the Director of Academic Technology at St. Michael's Country Day School in Newport, Rhode Island. During her tenure at St. Michael's, she implemented professional development programs to encourage faculty members to integrate technology into their elementary and middle school curricula, designed interdisciplinary, technology-rich projects, taught students in grades 2-8 during technology classes, coordinated with the Student Services Director to facilitate the integration of assistive technologies to support students, and helped to design their iPad pilot program. Before St. Michael's, Beth worked as a researcher at the Naval War College in the Innovation Lab where she designed knowledge management plans to support blended learning environments. She has also taught 9th grade English at the Rocky HIll School in East Greenwich, RI, and led adventure learning programs for ActionQuest in the Caribbean and Polynesia. Beth holds an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University.

Areas of Interest: 
mobile learning,
project based learning,
technology integration,
experiential education

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