Erin Earnst

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Erin Earnst
Project Director

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453-8318



Erin Earnst designs and provides effective online and blended professional development and supports the use of technology and universal design to enhance students’ outcomes. To all of her work, she brings a first-hand understanding of classrooms and schools drawn from her work as an elementary and middle grades teacher and a deep commitment to providing educators with high-quality learning opportunities.

Earnst leads an EDC team that is in providing consultation to Massachusetts' System for Adult Basic Education Support, an initiative to provide innovative professional development and support for adult basic education programs, practitioners, and learners across Massachusetts. As part of this initiative, she directs the SABES PD Communication Center and oversees the statewide professional development communication network.

As an instructional designer and course facilitator for EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) program, Earnst develops and delivers courses—such as the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core State Standards series—for teachers and administrators in over 5,000 classrooms in 36 states. She also serves as a presenter and host for ETLO’s webinar series, and advances the goals of special initiatives, such as collaborating on developing content for online adult basic education (ABE) contextualized curriculum modules for the Massachusetts Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda.

Earnst presents her work at the national conferences of organizations such as iNACOL and the League for Innovation in the Community College. She co-authored the report Models of Contextualization in Developmental and Basic Education and has written for Scholastic Instructor (“Electronic Learning: Online Rubrics in a Snap”) and Scholastic Administrator.  (Read her blog post “Supporting Blended Learning Success.”)

Before joining EDC, Earnst developed and facilitated online and face-to-face professional development for educators focused on improving student learning through the use of technology across the country for Pearson, Scholastic, and Tom Snyder Productions.  

Earnst received her BA in Elementary Education from Boston College and her MA in Teaching from the University of Portland (Oregon) through the University of Notre Dame’s ACE AmeriCorps program.