Digital Literacy and Learning @ MPS

Millville Public School District's two Digital Literacy and Learning Specialists work under the supervision of the JoAnne Colacurcio, Supervisor of Instructional Technology. In addition to supporting the staff's use of Infinite Campus (grading, reports, etc.), OnCourse (teacher websites, SGOs, and lesson plans), and additional required technology tools, their goal is to support transforming teaching and learning through the use of creativity, collaboration, and technology.

The district's Digital Literacy and Learning Specialists...

  • Plan and provide school-based and district-wide professional development (through varied means- summer learning session, staff development days, online courses, webinars, and more)
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies, resources, and tools
  • Maintain a current knowledge of effective instructional and coaching pedagogies.
  • Coach teachers to address diverse needs and interests of all students through the use of instructional strategies that have proven to increase student achievement emphasizing innovation and higher order thinking skills
  • Create and manage district-wide collaborative reporting spreadsheets
  • Research and evaluate new and emerging instructional technologies to enhance teaching and learning
  • Model tech-infused lessons and co-teach in K-12 classrooms of all subject areas
  • And more

We were invited to contribute an educational technology related goal to the district's PDP for the 2018-2019 school year. See below for more info, including our goal, rationale, activities, etc. We are aiming to build the capacity of all educators to integrate the use of GSuite district-wide- in classrooms to meet the needs of all learners and transform learning and in schools and departments to improve collaboration and communication.

District PDP 2018-2019 (ed. tech. goal)

Alicia discepola

Alicia attended Marymount Manhattan College (BA Sociology, Business Management) and is currently completing her school/ district administrator internship through Seton Hall University (MA Education Leadership, Management, and Policy). She has been in this position since 2010, presented at dozens of regional and national conferences, founded #NJED on Twitter, and is a Google for Education Certified Educator (Levels 1 and 2) and Trainer.


Lauren attended Delaware Valley College (BS Business, Information Technology and Computer Education K-12) and Wilmington University (MA School Counseling) and started with the district in 2008 as the high school technology teacher. With an extensive background in educational technology, she joined Millville's Ed. Tech. Department in 2014. Lauren is also a Google for Education Certified Educator (Levels 1 and 2) and Trainer.