Lisa Gustinelli has been an IT administrator and Instructional Technologist for K-12 schools since the implementation of a 1:1 program in the school where she was formerly a classroom teacher for fifteen years. She has been inspired by the progression of technology adoption as it has continued to enhance student instruction and has been involved in Educational Technology at the national and international level.
She has presented regularly at major EdTech conferences such as ISTE, NMC, Blackboard World, and FETC on the latest trends, instructional practices and professional development implementation in 21st Century schools. She was invited to speak about student centered teacher-led instruction with fellow technology leaders and innovative educators at the SMART Education conference in Beijing, China.
Lisa is an active webinar panelist for many EdTech organizations, has served as an ASU Shaping EDU Mayor of the Recognizing all Forms of Learning Community, and most recently was selected as a key advisor on the COSN Driving K-12 Innovation report. She is also a freelance Instructional Designer for the Professional Learning Academy and the OLC.
She shares her expertise as an adjunct professor of Instructional Technology (EME2040) for aspiring teachers at Florida Atlantic University.
An advocate for digital equity, her most inspirational role in technology started in 2011 when she founded a philanthropy called Madagascar in My Heart, which has brought technology to children living in abject poverty in order to enrich their lives in a positive way. The philanthropy, https://www.madainmyheart.org/ has opened seven computer labs in Madagascar, South Africa, Myanmar and Haiti.
Lisa’s latest project is her involvement as a mentor to students who are pushing to close the digital divide with funding from a project selected though Palm Beach County’s Philanthropy Tank organization entitled “Idea lab”. The project will bring technology to migrant children living in a rural area with little or no access to broadband or devices.
Title: IT Administrator/Instructional Technology Specialist St. Vincent Ferrer School