Matt Frattali, academic technologist at Lowell School, was one of 40 teachers selected as a Google certified innovator for 2017.
Frattali, the first D.C. teacher to be selected, will join colleagues from across North America for a Google for Education Innovation Academy session being held in the District from Aug. 2 to 4.
The participants will concoct solutions for the most pressing challenges confronted by educators today.
Frattali’s proposal, “Scalable, Online, Participant-Driven Unconferences: Where Connected Teachers Connect on Video,” won him the “Innovator” title. His vision focuses on “making professional development opportunities more accessible to teachers,” according to a news release.
As part of this summer’s Certified Innovator Program, Frattali will begin designing his proposal — a process that is expected to take place over the course of one year.
Lowell is a private school serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at 1640 Kalmia Road NW.