Greg Schwanbeck has taught Physics for the past decade, refining a teaching style founded upon personal connections with students, research-based pedagogies, innovative applications of educational technology, and engaging humor.

Currently, Greg works at Westwood High School, where he teaches Physics and Astronomy and serves as an instructional technology coach tasked with helping colleagues capitalize on the district’s 1-to-1 Chromebook program. In addition, he is lecturer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program where he teaches Educational Theory & Practice I, II, and III.

Greg is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Educator, a US Department of State Teachers for Global Classrooms fellow, and a regional leader in providing edtech-focused professional development.

Greg’s teaching methods and thoughts on educational technology have been featured nationally in publications such as The Huffington Post, EdSurge, and American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom by Katrina Fried.

Greg earned his master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education at Harvard University and earned his bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics at Union College.

Contact:

Email: gregschwanbeck@gmail.com

Twitter: @gregschwanbeck

Interesting Links:

American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom - Book by Katrina Fried features Greg & 49 other interesting teachers from around the country.

Huffington Post Articles by Greg Schwanbeck - Greg's thoughts on teaching, educational technology, and more, featured by The Huffington Post.

Complete CV - Greg’s full Curriculum Vitae as a Google Doc.

Free Lesson Plans for Educators - Some of Greg's favorite tech-infused Physics & Astronomy lesson plans, free for you to use!

   Selected Upcoming & Past Professional Development and Public Speaking:

Exploring Astronomy & Technology Too! (Trainer)

Westwood Public Schools Professional Development Course (30-PDPs)

January 5th-May 5th, 2017

Tech Tools & Techniques for Assessing  Group Project Work (Trainer)

Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

December 14th, 2016

Discovering & Evaluating Educational Technology (Trainer)

Westwood Public Schools District-wide Professional Development, Westwood, MA

November 30th, 2015

A Framework for Evaluating Educational Technology (Presenter)

MassCUE 2015, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

October 21st, 2015

Technology Infused Science Education (Trainer)

Westford Public Schools, Westford, MA

October 13th, 2015

Google Drive, Docs, & Classroom Training (Trainer)

Nantucket High School, Nantucket, MA

October 9th, 2015

Seeing Results in 1:1 Environments (Panelist)

Tech & Learning Live @ Boston, Newton, MA

May 1st, 2015

Technology-Powered Peer Instruction

Westwood Public Schools District-wide Professional Development, Westwood, MA

December 1st, 2014

It's Not What You Think: Enhancing Education by Leveraging Common Technologies Uncommonly

National Institute for Student-Centered Education's INSPIRE 2014, Norwood, MA

October 23rd, 2014

Straight Talk: The Impact & Results of Westwood’s 1-1 Chromebook Initiative (co-presenting with Steve Ouellette)

MassCUE 2014: Confidence to Create, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

October 22nd, 2014

Staying in the Loop: Keeping Current as EdTech Rapidly Evolves

MassCUE 2014: Confidence to Create, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

October 22nd, 2014

Google Drive, Docs, & Classroom Training (Facilitator)

Cyrus Pierce Middle School, Nantucket, MA

October 10th, 2014

Keynote Address

Maine School of Science & Math's STEM Educator Camp, Limestone, ME

August 3rd, 2014

Free EdTech Tools for STEM Education

Maine School of Science & Math's STEM Educator Camp, Limestone, ME

August 4th through August 9th, 2014

Staying in the Loop: How to Keep Current as EdTech Rapidly Evolves

Highlander Institute's Blended Learning Conference, Providence, RI

May 3rd, 2014

Straight Talk: The Impact & Results of 1:1 Chromebook Initiatives

Highlander Institute's Blended Learning Conference, Providence, RI

May 3rd, 2014

It's Not What You Think: Enhancing Education by Leveraging Common Technologies Uncommonly (Guest Lecturer)

Boston University Teacher Certification Program

May 1st, 2014

How Can EdTech Serve Math Education? (Presenter/Facilitator)

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Los Angeles

February 18th through 22nd, 2014

Developing a Framework for Evaluating Educational Technology (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

February 12th, 2014

Staying in the Loop: How to Keep Current as EdTech Rapidly Evolves (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

February 5th, 2014

New EdTech Tools for Your Classroom (Facilitator)

The Education Collaborative (TEC), Dedham, MA - Graduate credit available through Worcester State University

January 9th through 6th, 2014

It's Not What You Think: Enhancing Education by Leveraging Common Technologies Uncommonly (Presenter)

Collaborative for Educational Services’ 2014 TiE Conference, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

January 14th, 2014

Special Education Students: What To Expect in the Science Classroom (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

November 21st, 2013

Some of My Favorite Educational Technologies for STEM Educators (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

November 7th, 2013

It's Not What You Think: Enhancing Education by Leveraging Common Technologies Uncommonly (Presenter)

MassCUE 2013, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

October 23rd, 2013

5-Minute Ignite Session: Why Westwood Chose Chromebooks (Presenter)

MassCUE 2013, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

October 23rd, 2013

How Oft-Stereotyped Technology Made my Classroom Awesome -- part of B&N's Teacher Appreciation Week (Presenter)

Barnes & Noble, Walpole, MA

October 17th, 2013

Twitter for Superintendents (Presenter)

The Education Cooperative Fall Superintendents' Meeting

October 11th, 2013

It's Not What You Think: Enhancing Education by Leveraging Common Technologies Uncommonly (Presenter)

Blackstone Valley Mayoral Prep, Lincoln, RI

August 20th, 2013

It's Not What You Think: Enhancing Education by Leveraging Common Technologies Uncommonly (Presenter)

Highlander Institute's Blended Learning Conference, Providence, RI

April 27th, 2013

Becoming 1-to1: The Story of Westwood High School's 1-1 Chromebook Initiative (Co-Presenter)

Highlander Institute's Blended Learning Conference, Providence, RI

April 27th, 2013

It's Not What You Think: Enhancing Education by Leveraging Common Technologies Uncommonly (Presenter)

Burlington Public Schools’ iCon2013, Burlington, MA

March 23rd, 2013

Intriguing edTech for the Physics Classroom & How to Pursue a Career in Physics Education (Colloquium Speaker)

Union College Physics Colloquium Series, Schenectady, NY

March 14th, 2013

A Framework for Evaluating Educational technologies (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

February 14th, 2013

The Challenges of testing Products in Schools (Panelist)

LearnLaunch 2013 Conference: Across Boundaries: Innovation & the Future of Education

February 1st-2nd, 2013

A Teacher's Perspective: How to Improve Student Learning and My Life (Co-Facilitator)

Learnlaunch Instruction Series, Boston, MA

January 7th, 2013

Some of My Favorite Educational Technologies for STEM Educators (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

November 29th, 2012

Special Education Students: What To Expect in the Science Classroom (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

November 20th, 2012

New EdTech Tools for Your Classroom (Facilitator)

Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA

September 7th through October 11th, 2012 (10-PDP Course)

GatherEducation Live Demo (Commercial Presentation)

Education innovation Summit, Arizona State University

April 16th-18th, 2012

GatherEducation "Main Dish" Session (Commercial Presentation)

Web Innovators Group 33, Boston, MA

March 5th, 2012

Some of My Favorite Educational Technologies for STEM Educators (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

February 16th, 2012

The Future of Education Technology (Panelist)

EdTechUp 2011 Educators & Entrepreneurs Summit, Cambridge, MA

December 12th, 2011

Special Education Students: What To Expect in the Science Classroom (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

November 17th, 2011

Web-based technology Worth Considering for the Classroom (Facilitator)

Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA

September 14th through November 16th, 2011 (20-PDP Course)

Some of My Favorite Educational Technologies for STEM Educators (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

March 31st, 2011

Using Google Docs to Assess Student Learning (Presenter)

The Education Cooperative, Dedham, MA

January 7th, 2011

Web-based technology Worth Considering for the Classroom (Facilitator)

Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA

January 4th through March 15th, 2011, (10-PDP Course)

Special Education Students: What To Expect in the Science Classroom (Guest Lecturer)

MIT Course 11.129: Educational Theory & Practice

November 16th, 2010

Introduction to Google Docs & Wikispaces (Facilitator)

Nantucket Public Schools, Nantucket, MA

November 2nd, 2010

Introduction to Google Docs (Facilitator)

Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA

November 3rd & November 10th, 2010