Online Technology and Instructional Solutions - OTIS!

Our MissionOur mission is simple: to provide training,
support, and inspiration
that transforms learning.

Our Expertise

Technology Integration
Successful 21st century classrooms are about more than just the latest and greatest products – they are about effectively integrating technology in ways that engage students, inspire ideas, and grow future-ready skills. All our resources and courses are created with this in mind.

Project-Based Learning
Give students the gift of transferable knowledge that sticks around well past the final exam. With project-based learning, students get hands-on opportunities to practice skills and apply knowledge in tangible ways. On OTIS, you’ll find lessons, activities, and projects that can help take learning to the next level.

Teacher Development
Engagement matters for everyone – not just students! We develop content that is practical and useful for classroom teachers – and we know how because we are teachers! OTIS can help you brush up your edtech skills, integrate technology with cutting-edge pedagogy, and gain state-approved PD.

Caylie Gaccione
@technically_caylie

Specialty Areas:
Google, Promethean, Flip, SMART/Lumio, STEM, special ed, early childhood, assistive technology, culturally responsive teaching, ENL

About:
Caylie worked as a special education teacher in the NYCDOE for 3 years before transitioning to edtech and curriculum. Her goal is to inspire others to learn about technology, feel confident in trying new things in edtech, and to share best practices and creative tools. She loves fitness, fashion, and coffee. When she’s not creating content, you’ll find her spending quality time with her husband and their puppy, Stamp, coffee in hand!

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Emma Foley
@emma_edtech

Specialty Areas:
Elementary education, special education, administrative leadership, Google, SMART, Edpuzzle, Canva, Mad-learn

About:
Emma has worked in education for over 10 years both for the NYCDOE and districts on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in Psychology/Special Education and an M.S.Ed. in School Building Leadership and is passionate about creating content for teachers that considers accommodations, differentiation, and scaffolding for all students. Emma is a proud mom of two boys, one of whom has an IEP.



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Nicole Mathew
@edutechbytes

Specialty Areas:
Apple, Google, Schoology, Kami, Pear Deck, Lumio, STEM, science, engineering design, Rube Goldberg, project-based learning

About:
Nikki taught middle school science for five years in the NYCDOE, where she was also a Lead Teacher for NYC Urban Advantage’s PD program. She also has experience working in the non-profit sector as an environmental educator. She loves creating engaging curriculum and content for students and teachers alike. When she’s not at work you can find Nikki spending time with her husband, son, and getting ready to welcome a new addition very soon!

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Adam Fragale

Specialty Areas:
ELA, 3D printing, culturally responsive teaching, social studies, UBTech

About:
Adam has his Master’s in Adolescent Education and a Bachelor’s in Communication. He previously taught sixth grade social studies and ELA and was a member of the Literacy Committee, which designed curriculum for K-8 classes in his district. He enjoys helping teachers incorporate the latest STEAM technology into their classrooms. When not at work, you can catch Adam hanging out with his family, trying new foods, and traveling.

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Diomedes Gonzalez

Specialty Areas:
SMART/Lumio, Google, bilingual education, Spanish, science, elementary education

About:
Dio spent five years teaching elementary science for grades K-4 at charter schools in the Bronx and Harlem. He has his bachelor's degree in Psychology and Education and a master’s in General and Special Education. Dio also enjoys rock climbing, singing, and playing with his nieces and nephews when he’s not delivering PD




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Greg DaSilva

Specialty Areas:
SMART/Lumio, ENL, Spanish language, 3D printing

About:
Greg taught English as a Foreign Language and the University de La Frontera in Chile for five years. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He was instrumental in implementing technology centric curriculum on roles and now trains teachers on best practices for using cutting-edge tech in the classroom. He is an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys biking, hiking, and swimming as well as listening to and playing music.



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Matt Thaxter

Specialty Areas:
SMART, Lumio, Microsoft, Google, 3D printing, robotics, social studies, finance

About:
Matt has over 20 years of experience in edtech. He is a former middle/high school social studies teacher, elementary teacher, and special education teacher as well as an educational consultant and contest administrator for a multinational educational publication firm. Matt is a father of three who enjoys traveling and hiking with his family. He’s also an avid nerd for all things Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Marvel, and DC.

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Michelle Hollander

Specialty Areas:
STEM, project based-learning, Google, classroom management, Lumio, Wakelet

About:
Michelle has her B.S. and M.S. in Marine Science. She previously worked as a STEM/STEAM and environmental science educator for various organizations and was a NSF GK-12 SPARTACUS Fellow. Michelle is passionate about communicating science and using new technologies to make information accessible to a variety of audiences. In her free time, she studies Japanese, builds craft models, and spends quality time with her family.



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Robert Abraham

Specialty Areas:
SMART/Lumio, special ed, Google, Microsoft, 3D printing, robotics, project-based learning

About:
Rob is an elementary school teacher with over 15 years of in-classroom experience, technology specialist, and professional development specialist. He is passionate about education, especially in the special needs community. When he’s not delivering PD he enjoys spending time with his family in reality, and gaming in virtual reality. And doughnuts.


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Terry VanNoy

Specialty Areas:
SMART/Lumio, Microsoft, coding, pi-top, computer science, math, robotics, 3D printing

About:
Terry worked for many years as a middle school and high school math and English teacher. He has been hosting his YouTube channel “Math Class with Terry V” since 2010. He is also a math content expert and consultant with Teaching Matters in NYC. When not looking for free, live music venues in NYC, he is obsessed with soccer: playing (in the old days), coaching, and watching.


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Brian Hueter


About:
Brian is a video production professional with over 20 years of experience who has been with Teq since 2015. He has previously worked on a variety of projects including broadcast television, sketch comedy, sports, commercials, music videos, reality TV, and live events. With a diverse array of creative skills including photography, directing, and editing, he has successfully produced hundreds of live webinars for the OTIS platform. Brian is a father of two and enjoys experimental gardening & cooking, set decorating, retro video games, and stoichiometry.

Marcello Carnevali


About:
Marcello joined our team in 2016, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in media production. With an extensive background in film & television, Marcello is an accomplished professional in the fields of videography, cinematography; screenwriting; photography; audio and video engineering; live event management; motion graphics; and more. An electronic music enthusiast, Marcello often indulges in his creativity to compose and record much of the original musical compositions heard in Teq and OTIS media.



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