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Hosted by St. John's Prep, the innovativeED conference brings elementary and secondary school educators together to explore innovative teaching strategies and the accompanying tech tools that foster high levels of student engagement, creativity, and choice.

Theme: Content + Creativity
Keynote: Dan Ryder
When: July 23 to 24, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: St. John’s Prep, 72 Spring Street, Danvers, MA
Cost: $50/one day; $80/two days. Includes morning coffee, lunch, amazing professional development, and the opportunity to connect with other area educators!

The conference is organized around b
reakout sessions consisting of a wide variety of practical, hands-on workshops with ideas you can take and implement in your classrooms right away. Join us for one day or both days! Schedule Coming Soon: we will update the website and email registered attendees and presenters as soon as it is ready.


our Keynote Speaker

Success & Innovation Center Director, Dan Ryder has taught for 20 years at Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington, Maine. Co-author of 2017’s Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom, Dan presents his work on critical creativity and empathy fueled problem solving all over the United States. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and recipient of NEA Foundation’s Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. Follow Dan on Twitter here @wickeddecent.

Our Presenters

Kerry Gallagher
serves as the assistant principal for teaching and learning at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA. She is also the director of K-12 education for, an internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, she is also a FutureReady instructional coach, an ASCD Emerging Leader, an Adobe Education Leader, a columnist for EdSurge, as well as a TEDx and keynote speaker. Follow Kerry on Twitter at @KerryHawk02 or on her website.

Julie Cremin
is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep, where she’s earned distinction as an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Educator. She teaches graduate-level courses in digital learning, regularly speaks at state and national conferences, and offers professional development focused on encouraging student creativity and transforming the ways students acquire and demonstrate their learning. You can follow Julie on Twitter @JulieCreminEDU.

Elizabeth Solomon
is a Latin teacher and Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep. She leverages digital learning tools in her classes to boost student engagement, encourage student creativity, differentiate instruction, conduct frequent and formative assessments, and maximize class time to minimize homework. Follow her on Twitter @MagistraSolomon.

Chris Gosselin
is the digital learning coach in the Andover Public Schools and a former high school ELA teacher in Westford and Wakefield. His presentations and writing on digital learning and literacy has been published on websites such as and Chris serves on the MassCUE Board of Directors. Chris can be found on Twitter @cjgosselin or at

Kim Zajac
is a speech/language pathologist and audiologist for Norton Public Schools. She is a MassCUE board member and the co-leader of their speech/language pathology and special education special interest group. Kim is the co-founder of EdCamp Southeastern MA, and presents at a variety of state and regional conferences. She’s committed to modeling risk-taking for all educators and students. Follow Kim on Twitter @ZajacSJP.

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