Headshot of Shannon Luciani

MEd '18

Educational Technology (Online MEd)

Shannon Luciani graduated with honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a bachelor of science in Elementary Education and a concentration in World Religions. She earned her master of education in Educational Technology from the University of the Arts in 2018. Shannon has been teaching in the Harrisburg School District since 2008. She has taught kindergarten, first and fourth grade at Downey School. She is currently the STEM teacher for her building, which is an initiative introduced to the district in 2020. 

While in Harrisburg, she has served as the technology trainer for her building, creating a series of Tech 101 classes for staff designed to introduce technology tools for the classroom. She has been the coordinator for the building STEAM lab, incorporating lessons from outside agencies into modules and programs within the science curriculum. She assisted with developing and maintaining the school's website. Amid COVID-19 related school shutdown, she created and implemented multiple levels of Google Classroom training and equipped faculty to facilitate interactive websites for student use.

Shannon participated in the UArts Educational Technology program as a distance learner. She has used the skills developed through the program to incorporate technology into her daily lessons in various ways including differentiation for English Learners using iPads; digital field trips; learning stations with smart technology that teaches in levels matching the student’s needs; and providing a variety of leveled enrichment opportunities. She has integrated coding, digital projects, and app-driven interventions within her classroom work.