Katrina S. Kennett

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katrina.kennett@gmail.com

Katrina Kennett serves as ERC Consulting Practitioner in digital technology, instructional planning and performance assessment. Katrina's seminars and workshops model various uses of digital platforms and invite teachers to reflect on their learning. Her work is conducted within the framework of authentic achievement, a research-based and cognitively rigorous approach to instruction and assessment. Ms. Kennett is the creator of EdCafes, a strategy to leverage student ownership of coursework and material by making space for students’ passion and preference while pursuing authentically challenging academic work.

A graduate of Connecticut College, Katrina formerly taught in the Plymouth MA Public Schools where she served as a district technology coach and a leading presence on the Authentic Assessment Team in the New England I3 Network, developing performance-based assessments and pioneering student choice as a motivating factor in student-centered classrooms. Katrina completed her Master’s Degree at San Diego State University and is pursuing her PhD at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in Language & Literacy Education, with a specialization in Writing Studies.

In addition to consulting with schools and individuals for ERC, Katrina is adept at guiding and supporting teachers in employing a range of connectivity strategies, including Twitter, Google Drive (including Google Classroom), and Evernote.