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Tech Coach ShareFest
August 8, 10:05-11:35am

Jessica Geremia, District Technology Fellow, Chariho Regional School District
@JessGere

Corey Lennon, Middle School Technology Coach, South Kingstown School District

@LennonCorey
Michaela Pantaleo, High School Technology Coach, South Kingstown School District

@m__pantaleo

René Rosivach, District Technology Fellow, Chariho Regional School District

@ReneRosivach

  • ‚ÄčTechnology/Computer Science, Teachers, Administrators, Technology Coaches
  • Audience cap: 42
  • Participant devices (tablet, iPad, laptop) are recommended for this session but not required

Coaches will give a brief overview of the work that they are doing in their district to build capacity in blended and personalized learning. This includes professional development strategies, coaching models, and favorite tech tools. Other Coaches and administrators attending the session will be invited to share their work as well. Participants will leave with many ideas and tools to bring back to the teachers/coaches/administrators in their district.

This session will be an interactive sharing of ideas with other tech coaches, administrators, and others, who do not regularly have the time and opportunity to share what is working in their unique roles. Resources, tools, and tips will be shared in a relaxed roundtable setting to promote deeper dive discussions.

This session will also afford the opportunity to network and build relationships that will sustain professional learning communities throughout the school year and beyond.


Jessica Geremia is a District Technology Fellow for Chariho Regional School District. She left the classroom to support professional development and strategic planning in her district. Jessica served as a Fuse RI Fellow working with Highlander Institute to consult with districts in their transition towards blended and personalized learning. Jess is always curious to learn from others and share her enthusiasm for dynamic professional development & personalized learning.

Corey Lennon is a Middle School Technology Coach in South Kingstown, RI. With fourteen years experience, she has a passion for integrating technology in the classroom and understands how technology can connect students to learning. 

Michaela Pantaleo is an Instructional Technology Coach at South Kingstown High School. Prior to taking on her new role, she taught English in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She left the classroom in 2014 to begin supporting teachers and district administration in the strategic and instructional integration of technology in the classroom. 

René Rosivach is a District Technology Fellow for Chariho Regional School District. Her work encompasses coaching teachers in best practices of integrating technology into instruction, as well as expanding high quality blended learning opportunities for staff and students. She currently is a Fuse RI Fellow in Cohort 3 working with Highlander Institute to further blend and personalize learning initiatives.

Prior to her taking on the role of Technology Fellow for the district, René was an English as a Second Language teacher for many years. It was in her role as teacher of English Language Learners that her passion for researching ways to enhance educational experience by integrating technology into student learning and sharing with other teachers was ignited. 

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