ACHIEVMENTS

1st Place Winner of Net Generation Education Project Video Competition - 2009

 

"No Future Left Behind", created as the Keynote for Net Generation Education Project, was a collaborative effort between Suffern Middle School students under the direction of Peggy Sheehy and students from The Elisabeth Morrow School Tech Club. 

Commendations
  • Future Realities Hackathon Winner - May 14, 2017: Awarded first place for building a HoloLens App designed to inspire educators to shift their focus from teaching to learning. ​

  • Filament Games - 2015: Teacher Fellow

 

 

  • Microsoft DC Tech Fair - June 10, 2015: Based on my extensive experience of developing learning spaces using Minecraft, I was invited by Deirdre Quarnstrom, Director of Minecraft Education, to represent the uses of Minecraft in School.

 

  • Born This Way Foundation - Feb 29, 2012:  Based on original curriculum I created to help young students develop civil and safe practices in digital spaces, I was invited to advise on the launch of the Born This Way Foundation.

 

  • FOSI conference panelist on behalf of LEGO Group - Nov 2011: Based on original curriculum I created to help young students develop civil and safe practices in digital spaces, I was invited by Dieter Carstensen, Senior Manager of Digital Child Safety, to represent LEGO Group at the 2011 Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conference. Panel discussion focused on "Responsible Gaming, Safety and Networking in Virtual Worlds". Fellow panellists were Susan Fox, Disney and Doug Park, Xbox.

 

  • National Association of Independent Schools - 2011: Teacher of the Future

 

  • NJ State Legislature- 2010: Recognition for ‘Excellence in Education Leadership’

 

  • Net Generation Education Project Video Competition - 2009: 1st Place Winner

 

  • WLIW -  2005:  Recognized for ‘Excellent Use of Multimedia in the Classroom’

 

Testimonials
 
​Marianne is an inventive and dynamic educator working beyond the bubble to find tools and supports for her students. She provides superior mentoring and collaboration with colleagues and associated education professionals. Her work with virtual worlds provides inspiration to professionals around the globe."
 

​​Rurik Nackerud

Education Advocate: Amplifying Youth Voice on Diversity

US Rep., Derek Kilmer, learns about Minecraft at Microsoft's DC Tech Fair

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