Mary Beth Kreml

Mary Beth Hertz is a K-8 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA and holds an MS as an Instructional Technology Specialist.   She was named one of ISTE’s Emerging Leaders in 2010 and has presented at ISTE twice.   She has also presented at a number of other conferences on various topics related to technology and education and is a Tech Integration blogger for Edutopia.   Mary Beth is one of the founders of the Edcamp Foundation, and was one of the co-organizers of the original Edcamp Philly.   She is passionate about building professional development plans with teachers and providing teachers the opportunity to guide their own learning.   Her role in schools has ranged from K-6 Science Teacher and Science Fair Coordinator to Technology Teacher and Technology Teacher Leader.   She co-wrote a fully funded E-Rate grant as well as a fully funded ETTT grant in 2011 and she authored the Acceptable Use Policy for her school.   Mary Beth also supports teachers with integrating technology into the classroom.   She strongly believes that learning comes first and that technology should serve teaching and learning and not direct it.
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