Speaking & Adjunct Work

Over the past 21 years, I have been lucky enough to have met and been mentored by a variety of incredibly patient, supportive, encouraging and intelligent folks both in and outside of education.Below are a list of some of the different experiences I have had as a result of many of these relationships and interactions.


Student PSEA Conference Pittsburgh, PA – What Happens When Students Own the Learning?
Happy to welcome the next team of facilitators for the Penn Literacy Network! #SLW19

ISTE Conference Philadelphia, PA – Making Open Educational Resources Work in Your District

The University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Literacy Network (PLN)Click this link for a description of PLN, as well as a list of the workshops, courses, and curriculum work in which I have been involved.


The Pennsylvania Department of Education

  • *SAS Institute-Instructional FrameworksPennsylvania has developed curriculum maps based on the Pennsylvania Standards in the subject areas of Math and ELA. These maps were developed by Pennsylvania teachers and curriculum specialists with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Teaching and Learning Curriculum Advisers.
  • *Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes UPennsylvania Learns iTunes U is an easy-to-use tool that provides resources and activities designed to enhance what Pennsylvania students learn and help bring classroom lessons to life. Created by Pennsylvania educators, Pennsylvania Learns serves as a virtual one-stop-shop of valuable resources by assembling video footage and web content from subject matters experts, as well as thousands of pages from libraries across the world. (Click HERE to Access Courses in iTunes!) Read about the Official Launch of Pennsylvania Learns by clicking HERE!.
  • PDE Standards Aligned System Assessment CreatorThe Assessment Creator workshop includes educators from across the state to join in this initial three-day event in which they will receive training on evaluating K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts test questions and then apply that knowledge by evaluating existing items in the SAS Assessment Creator. SAS’s Assessment Creator is an interactive tool that permits users to search a test item database and create a customized assessment for classroom use.

*Co-presented a combination of this work at the following conferences: the SAS Institute (Standards Aligned Systems), PASCD (Pennsylvania Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development), PASA-PSBA (Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators & Pennsylvania School Boards Association), Pete & C (Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference), PSLA (Pennsylvania Librarians Association), & PADLA (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association).


On Leadership, Curriculum, Literacy & Technology

  • Making Open Educational Resources Work in Your District, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. Philadelphia, PA (2019)
  • Personalizing Student Learning Through Technology Integration, Sewanhaka Central High School District. Floral Park, NY (2019)
  • From Tradition to Innovation: Curriculum Design for Today’s #FutureReady Student. Rose Tree Media School District. Media, PA (2019)
  • Myths: Discover Truths Directly From Districts, OpenEd Conference. Niagara Falls, NY (2018)
  • Leveraging Student Centered Design Frameworks to Support OER Adoption for Personalized Learning, OpenEd Conference. Niagara Falls, NY (2018)
  • From Tradition to Innovation: Curriculum Design for Today’s #FutureReady Student. Colonial School District. Plymouth Meeting,PA (2018)
  • From Tradition to Innovation: Curriculum Design for Today’s #FutureReady Student, Delaware County Intermediate Unit. Morton, PA (2018)
  • From Tradition to Innovation: Curriculum Design for Today’s #FutureReady Student, Downingtown Area School District. Downingtown, PA (2018)
  • Myths: Discover Truths Directly From Districts, OpenEd Conference. Niagara Falls, NY (2018)
  • Leveraging Student Centered Design Frameworks to Support OER Adoption for Personalized Learning, OpenEd Conference. Niagara Falls, NY (2018)
  • #FutureReady Community Partnerships: Preservice Teacher Education & The Maker Space, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference. State College, PA (2017)
  • ‘Mode Switching’ for Today’s Digital Learner, PSEA Summer Leadership Conference. Gettysburg College, PA (2017)
  • The Power of And-How High Standards, Rigor, and Student Driven Learning Can Co-Exist, PSEA Summer Leadership Conference. Gettysburg College, PA (2017)
  • From Tradition to Innovation: Designing Your Learning Space for the Future Ready Classroom, PSEA Summer Leadership Conference. Gettysburg College, PA (2017)
  • ‘Mode Switching’ for Today’s Digital Learning, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Kutztown, PA (2017)
  • CO-KEYNOTE with A.J. Juliani: What Happens When Students Own the Learning, Student PSEA Conference. Pittsburgh, PA (2017)
  • The Power of And-How High Standards, Rigor, and Student Driven Learning Can Co-Exist, Student PSEA Conference. Pittsburgh, PA (2017)
  • From Tradition to Innovation: Designing Your Learning Space for the Future Ready Classroom, Student PSEA Conference. Pittsburgh, PA (2017)
  • Strategic Technology Planning for a Future Ready School District, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. Denver, CO (2016)
  • Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching Domain 2: Classroom Environment-From Theory to Practice. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (2016)
  • Educators on Campus: Common Core Panel, Q&A, Reception. Cabrini College, PA (2015)
  • Pathways to the Common Core: From English Literature to English Language Arts-Curriculum Design for Today’s Students. Co-presented with Chris Lehman, co-author of Pathways to the Common Core. Rancocas Valley Regional High School, NJ. (2014)
  • Content Area Literacy to Address the Common Core Standards. Delaware Valley College, PA; Arcadia University, PA; LaSalle University, PA (2014)
  • Putting the ‘Art & Science’ of Teaching into Practice. Delaware Valley College, PA (2014)
  • Establishing and Maintaining Effective (AND HEALTHY) Relationships with Students. Delaware Valley College, PA (2013)
  • Colllabo: The Question and Answer Community for Educators, Global Education Conference (2011)
  • Extending Reading & Writing Through the Purposeful Use of Technology, Baltimore City Public Schools Reading First Conference. Baltimore, MD (2010)

Please contact me at agabriele13@gmail.com for more information.

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