Barbara Treacy

Learning and Teaching Division

Senior Digital Learning Advisor

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Barbara Treacy, a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning, serves as a senior technical advisor to EDC's Learning and Teaching Division. For 11 years, Treacy led EDC's EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) program. Please contact Kirsten Peterson to learn more about the services that ETLO provides to support state departments of education, school districts, virtual schools, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations in establishing successful online learning programs for teachers, administrators, and students.

ETLO is the 2010 winner of the International Association of K-12 Online Learning Award for most innovative online learning program. ETLO's teams of highly qualified online curriculum developers, instructors, media developers, and technical specialists provide custom online development and consulting services, deliver graduate-level training programs in online and blended learning for teachers and leaders throughout the U.S., continue to expand a catalog of over 70 online courses for teachers and administrators, and offer an annual national forum for online specialists implementing local online programs.

As part of her prior leadership of ETLO, Treacy directed EDC’s collaboration with e-Learning for Educators, a 10-state consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Education to establish statewide online professional development programs in each state. Research conducted in the e-Learning for Educators program demonstrated significant impact of ETLO courses and training on teachers’ content knowledge and instructional practices and on their students’ achievement. 

Treacy is the co-chair of the annual national Online Learning Institute held in collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board and the International Society for Technology in Education. She has served on the Massachusetts Educational Technology Advisory Council and the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Digital Learning Advisory Board, and is a featured speaker at numerous national, state, and local online learning and educational technology conferences.

Before joining EDC, Treacy was a Developmental Math instructor at University of Massachusetts Boston and Roxbury Community College.

She has an AB from Harvard University and an EdM in technology in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.