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Technology Trailblazers

Who is our Trailblazer?

Brenda Matthis is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology Program at Lesley University.

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A software designer for 19 years, Dr. Matthis received her master and doctorate degrees in education from Harvard University, focusing on the social construction of educational software. In 2005-2006, Dr. Matthis lived in Japan as a Fulbright scholar, lecturing on special education in U.S. and Universal Design for Learning (UDL); and researching the use of technology with undergraduate, graduate, and in-service teachers. In 2010, Dr. Matthis launched the 21st Century Micro-Loan Technology Kit for Teachers in Title I Schools Project. The first two grantees will be chosen in December. Dr. Matthis's latest research is the use of iPads for students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Why our Trailblazer?

Brenda is an active member of the Educational Technology community. Her research in this field has led her around the world. Her enthusiasm shines through her work. Listen to her speak at Learning Assistance Association of New England in 2012. Brenda is constantly interacting with how to integrate STEM in the classroom. She prioritizes sharing and exploring different perspectives about emerging educational technologies in her classes at Lesley. Want to hear more from our trailblazer? Read this blog post Brenda wrote if you have a moment to learn about Disrupting the STEM Education Status Quo. Brenda, we cannot wait to watch as you continue to explore this field and we look forward to you completing your book Mogu Mogu Mothers of Kitakyushu about your research in Japan. 

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Hello everyone!We would like to commend Mollie for submitting her curriculum design to the site last week. The link to that document can be found on our…Continue

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