As an extremely passionate former 4th and 5th grade classroom teacher, it wasn’t an easy decision for Joli to pursue her a career as a technology integration specialist. Then, in 2014 an amazing opportunity presented itself allowing Joli to continue instructing students half-time as a computer teacher while also coaching educators in technology integration.
In 2016, Joli developed her school’s first after-school Coding Club for students in grades 2-5. Parents and guardians are also introduced to the foundations of coding during her school’s annual Math Night. She continues to co-write her district’s first Elementary Technology Curriculum integrating the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards under the direction of her district’s Director of Technology.
Joli is extremely passionate about helping teachers and administrators learn how to effectively integrate technology and work “smarter but not harder.” In 2018, Joli was selected as the MassCUE Featured Educator of the month. She has had articles about technology integration published in the Hechinger Report, Massachusetts Business Educator Association, ASCD Smart Brief, and recorded podcasts for TCEA. She has delivered professional development sessions for the Plymouth and Pembroke Public Schools, recorded webinars on hyperdocs for Classroom 2.0, and instructed a graduate level course entitled “Math+G Suite= Engaged and Empowered Learners” alongside her district’s math coach.
Joli enjoys traveling around New England presenting as a featured speaker at AppsEvent’s Summits. She has also presents at Googlepalooza in Mashpee and Plymouth, MassCUE (2017-2018) and attends local EdCamps whenever possible. In 2018, Joli presented at the Mathematics and Computer Science Collaborative Seminars at Bridgewater State University. In 2017, she was the recipient for the Tech4Learning’s Innovative Educator Award and also the Creative Teacher Award from the STEP Foundation in 2014.
Joli is Google for Education Certified Trainer, an Apple Teacher, Seesaw and Flipgrid Ambassador, and a Certified BrainPOP Educator. She is forever grateful to her father for first introducing her to computer science when she was eight years old.