Piano and Laylee

 Learning Adventures

Carmela Curatola Knowles is a Technology Integration in a Southeastern Pennsylvania private school.   Previously a Gifted Support Teacher and Elementary Technology Teacher in two different public school systems, she is also a certified Instructional Technology Specialist  in Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s in Business Administration from Villanova University, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. She is certified in Business and Computer Information Technology K-12, Instructional Technology Specialist K-12 and Library/Media Sciences and has been a Pennsylvania Keystone Integrator since 2006. Mrs. Curatola Knowles participated as a MAGPI Fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Mid Atlantic Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2 during the 2009-2010 school year, focusing on the use of video conferencing technology to support Global Studies curriculum at both the secondary and elementary levels.  She has co-developed and has run several after school Lego Robotics Enrichment Programs for 4th and 5th grade students..  She was a co-winner of Second Place 2012 ISTE SIGOL Online Learning Award, and a Highly Commended 2010 SIGOL Online Learning Award from ISTE and has co-presented innovative technology projects at local, state, and national conferences, including ISTE and the 2010 and 2011 U.S. Microsoft Innovative Educator Forums.  Additionally, an article she co-wrote with colleague Kathleen M. Krupa titled “Scientific Inquiry through Nature and Technology” was published in the August, 2010 edition of ISTE’s  Learning and Leading with Technology.  She is also a member of The Philadelphia Zoo’s Teacher Advisory Council.