Jennifer L. Scheffer is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a dynamic and energetic teacher leader with fifteen years of experience teaching project based technology, business management, and marketing courses. She is currently the Mobile Learning Coach and Instructional Technology Specialist for Burlington Public Schools, a 1:1 iPad, Google Apps for Education district in Burlington, Massachusetts. Jenn leads the globally recognized Burlington High School Help Desk program, facilitates the BHS TED Ed Club, and is the lead organizer of TEDxYouth@BHS. She is also the Massachusetts Google Educator Group leader.
Jenn holds her M.Ed in Educational Administration and Business Education as well as her B.A. in Communication. She is certified in comprehensive business and marketing and as a school principal in the state of New Hampshire and is licensed in Instructional Technology (k-12) and Business (5-12) in the state of Massachusetts. She provides teacher training on GAFE tools and iPad apps in and outside of her district and consults regularly with schools nation wide looking to start a student run tech team to support a 1:1 or BYOD initiative. Jenn began her career in education at the post-secondary level and worked as the Assistant Director of Admission at Southern New Hampshire University.
Jenn is a lifelong learner and is passionate about developing real-world learning experiences for students. She’s dedicated to helping teachers use educational technology in meaningful, innovative ways and believes effective technology integration can motivate students and personalize their learning. As a “digital citizenship maven,” Jenn works to educate Burlington students and parents about responsible digital citizenship. She coordinates and leads district-wide Parent Tech Nights focused on helping families understand current technologies and the elements of digital citizenship. She created a comprehensive Parent Resource Page on the Help Desk blog designed to support parents raising children in today’s complex, digital world. At the state level, Jenn initiated #techteamMA; a student led Twitter chat which serves as an exemplar for how students are using social media to develop a positive digital presence. At the national/global level, she is bringing student tech teams together using #techteamUSA. Jenn is also a part of the ISTE Digital Citizenship and 1:1 PLN and serves as a co-moderator of the official digital citizenship Twitter chats.
Jenn is available for teacher and/or administrator training/workshops, presentations, or consultations on the following topics:
- Google Apps for Education
- Integration of the iPad & web 2.0
- Developing a student tech team
- Digital Citizenship Education
- Social media for professional learning
- Social media in the classroom
- Digital branding for schools
- Blogging for students & teachers
“I’m so thankful for this learning session with Jennifer. I’ve been eager to learn more about how to connect with classrooms across the globe. Learning how to connect with other social studies classrooms today using Hangouts was incredibly valuable.” -Ashleigh G.
“I have used Google Hangouts on Air before, but being able to collaborate with the Presenter was awesome to help with a few things I did not know. TOTALLY WORTH IT!! AWESOME JOB! I also enjoyed our conversation/networking afterward.” -Winfield W.
“All of the logistics of a Genius help desk were perfectly explained and many many student examples were SO very helpful. Kuddos to all of your students for their awesome work and for being great technology leaders for not only your school, but all of our schools!” -Susie F.