Educator EdTech Innovation Roundtable

a panel of US Department of Education School Ambassador Fellows


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Join us for an electrifying and fun-filled panel discussion with the fabulous School Ambassador Fellows from the US Department of Education! :star2: This session is all about amplifying the superhero in every teacher and lighting the path to becoming the ultimate teacher leader. Dive into riveting topics like the magic of networking, nifty tips to stay on top of teaching trends, the art of waltzing with your administrators, and secret gateways to hop onto the School Ambassador Fellowship train and its cool cousins. :steam_locomotive: Plus, get ready to be inspired: our rockstar panelists will spill the beans on their own epic adventures, revealing the spells they cast to create a massive positive ripple in the world of education. :guitar::sparkles: It’s more than just a chit-chat—it’s a golden ticket for the DOE to groove with the brightest stars in the teaching galaxy and let their dazzling stories shape the future! :tada::rocket::apple:

Sydney Chaffee Teacher and Instructional Coach

Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year, is a 9th grade Humanities teacher and instructional coach at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, MA. She has spoken to audiences around the world about the limitless power of teachers and students to change the world.

Joseph Masgai Principal

Dr. Masgai is the proud principal of Afton Elementary School, a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School for Closing the Achievement Gap and a 2020 National School of Character, located in Bucks County, PA. Joe served as a two-year school ambassador fellow at the US Department of Education (2020 - 2022) in the Office of Elementary & Secondary Education. In addition, Joe is an adjunct professor in the graduate Educational Leadership Department at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Lauren Stuart English Language Arts teacher

Lauren is a National Board Certified English Language Arts teacher at Beverly Vista Middle School in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. She is currently working as a full-time School Ambassador Fellow with the United States Department of Education. In 2019, she was named a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.

Notes and Resources:

Learn more about the Department of Education Ambassador program 

For teacher students who want to study abroad in Scandinavia: 

If anyone is looking for free STEM resources, Science Friday is more than a radio show. 

LiftOff 2024 

ScIShow Kids on YouTube: (HQ Project-based Learning)

Discovery Education links courtesy of Hall Davidson (AI site) (live interactions on space, physics, biology, wildflife, etc) 

Khan Academy 



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