Teach, Tech, Trek
Greg Schwanbeck on Global Education, EdTech, and STEM Education
About Greg Schwanbeck
I am Greg Schwanbeck and I love teaching!
Currently, I work at Westwood High School as an AP Physics and Astronomy teacher and as instructional technology coach (ITC). In my ITC role I am tasked with helping my colleagues capitalize on our district’s 1-to-1 Chromebook program and teaching digital citizenship seminars to incoming freshmen.
I also work at MIT, teaching Educational Theory & Practice I, II, and III (CMS.591-CMS.593), a three-course sequence for undergraduate and graduate students looking to become middle or high school STEM teachers, part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program.
In 2017 I completed a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship in the Philippines and in 2020 I received the MIT Levitan Teaching Award. I am (or have been) an Apple Distinguished Educator, an ISTE Certified Educator, a Google Educator, and a regional leader in providing edtech-focused professional development.
My teaching methods and thoughts on educational technology have been featured nationally in publications such as The Huffington Post, EdSurge, and the book American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom by Katrina Fried.
I earned my master’s degree via the Learning Design, Innovation, & Technology, program at Harvard University and earned my bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics at Union College.
When I'm not teaching I enjoy coaching youth hockey, playing in the local adult softball league, and training for the Greater Boston Pun Championship. But most of all I enjoy seeking out adventure with my amazing wife Keba and our two sons, Taylor and Thomas.