Meet the Steering Committee
Email: edcampmetrodc [at] gmail.com
Chip has been interested in educational technology for the duration of his career. He is the Director of Library Services and Technology Integration for Capital City Public Charter School. In this role he administers the library media, and instructional technology services for all students, instructional staff, and administration. He has an M.A. in Library Science, a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is in the Educational Technology Leadership program at George Washington Uniersity..
He has presented at conferences such as the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), and Maryland State Educator’s Conference (MSEA). He maintains a blog (less and less frequently!): Make EdTech Happen. In his free time, Chip enjoys reading, video games, and spending too much of his time in front of a glowing screen. He’s looking forward to meeting and learning from other area educators at edcamp MetroDC.
Matthew Frattali has been teaching for almost twenty years, currently at Lowell School in Washington, DC, where he is the middle school academic technologist. He is especially interested in multimedia projects and examples of student work can be seen at mattfrat.com. He’s an Edcamp junkie and has attended over 25 and founded http://www.edcampcreative.org
Maris Hawkins is a middle school Spanish teacher at Bullis School. She has a BA in Spanish and art history and a MT in Teaching Foreign Language from the University of Virginia. She is interested in proficiency based foreign language teaching. She taught Spanish in high school in Vista, California, and she taught Spanish in Norfolk Academy’s Lower School in Norfolk, Virginia. She has presented at VAIS Technology conference and has talked about arts integration in the classroom through the Kennedy’s Center VSA program. Maris is excited to continue her professional development at EdCamp MetroDC!
Jessica Peters saw firsthand the impact technology could have on students while teaching high school math in the Arkansas Delta with a class set of iPads. Students’ heightened focus and interest while working on a device in her math classes showed her that technology really can be a game changer both for engagement and the ability to personalize content to student needs. When she moved on to Achievement First in Connecticut, teaching middle school math with Chromebooks allowed her to personalize learning even further and let students practice math on their level. Her passion for educational technology led her into her current role at KIPP DC as the Instructional Technology Coach. Jessica has a BA in International Relations from Boston University and MA in Peace Education from European Peace University.
In addition to loving edcamps and other unconferences, Jessica enjoys learning from her PLN on twitter and meeting other awesome educators at conferences such as ISTE. She is looking forward to building her PLN at edca