My name is Jaclyn Karabinas and I taught in the classroom for 12 years- before venturing out into the world of everyone else’s classrooms! My Master’s degree is through Lesley University in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Arts Integration. With Undergraduate degrees in both Spanish and Elementary Education, and a minor in music, I take on the world with a multi-dimensional perspective.
I have had the honor of participating in the University of New Hampshire Literacy Institute, working with high school writers and am now an adjunct with the Learning Through Teaching program, along with my mentor Tomasen Carey. In this program, school staff can earn graduate credit through an on-site course with face-to-face meetings and in-class modeling, coaching, and consulting.
I facilitate professional development regarding arts and technology integration as well as social media for professional learning whenever possible. I have a crush on web-based collaborative tools and lead PD as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. My passion for technology integration includes helping teachers learn to use technology to be more efficient in their professional lives as well as making the choice of when (or when not) to include technology in learning experiences .
I have the true blessing of working with the amazing people and authors at Heinemann Publishing and Professional Development, sparking or facilitating conversations on Twitter, the blog and their On Demand courses powered by their Digital Campus.
In 2014, I became an independent consultant and began ExpandED. This hiatus from my own classroom allows me to work alongside educators throughout New England and across the country as an instructional coach and education consultant with the goal of providing incredible teaching and learning experiences for educators and children. I am, and always will be, a life-long learner and teacher.