Jennifer Groff

Jennifer Sterling Groff, M.Ed.

Currently Jennifer is completing a Fulbright research scholarship at Futurelab in Bristol, United Kingdom for the '09-'10 school year. There she will be working on initiatives in school innovation and personalization of learning. Formerly an elementary Instructional Support teacher and a middle school teacher of Gifted Learners, Jennifer most recently served as the Resident Academic Technologist at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She has also served in various educational research roles at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and The Education Arcade and Teacher Education Program at MIT.

Additionally, Jennifer works with districts on their technology needs and visions, and has formally served on the Newton Public Schools Technology Advisory Committee; she also served as an advisory board member on the International Education Digital Communications Standards Committee. Currently, she is a Microsoft Innovative Teacher Leader and a Google Certified Teacher, and has worked with the Apple Distinguished Educator program. Her professional presentations on innovations in educational technology and pedagogy have included the National Educational Computing Conference and the United Nations.

Jennifer has a master's degree in Educational Technology and a master’s degree in Specialized Studies in education. Her research focuses on innovation in the classroom (the barriers and catalysts to), and the use of emerging technologies (such as video games, simulations, and social networking) in education.

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