Susan Cusack

Assistant Professor, Dir Lesley STEAM Learning Lab

Faculty Sue Cusack

Sue teaches in the Educational Technology programs, and is the co-director of the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab (makerspace). Sue’s work involves designing maker learning experiences; using technology to facilitate meaningful and inclusive and culturally responsive learning opportunities for learning; and modeling and advocating for universal design and accessibility.

Education: BA, Skidmore College; M.Ed,, Emmanuel College


Cusack, S., (2017) Contributor, Technological Communication Continuum in Fountas, I and Pinnell, G. S (2017) The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: a tool for assessment, planning, and teaching. (pp 348-356). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Cusack, S., Advisory Committee, (May, 2011) An Imperative for Change: Bridging Special and Language Learning Education to Ensure a Free and Appropriate Education in the Least Restricted Environment for ELLs with Disabilities in Massachusetts by Dr. Maria de Lourdes B. Serpa, Lesley University. Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.

Cusack, S. (2006) Assistive Technology. In I. L. Rubin and A. C. Crocker (Ed.), Developmental Disabilities: Delivery of Medical Care, (pp. 548-556) Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing. 


South by Southwest Education Conference, (March, 2017) ScratchX: The Next Frontier for Scratchers, co-presenter, Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman, and Kreg Hanning.

Massachusetts Art Educators Association, (November, 2016) Artists as Maker/Maker as Artist, co-presenter Sue Cusack and Jacy Edelman 

EdTeach Teacher Innovation Summit (November, 2016) Sparking the Maker Mindset, co-presenter Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman and Lindsey Tosches from Somerville Public Schools 

MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference (October 2016), Power-Up your Maker Mindset, co-presenter Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman, Rosey McQuillan & Dan Ciambrone 

MassCUE & Massachusetts School Library Association, Better Together 2016: Collaborating to Build Great Project hosted at Lesley University. (August, 2016) Making and Meaning Making, Keynote – Sue Cusack and Valerie Shinas 

Scratch@MIT 2016 (August, 2016) Extension Mash-Up: Taking Scratch to the Next Level and Arduino: The Next Frontier for Scratchers, co-presenter Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman, Kreg Hanning

Building Learning Communities, BLC 2016 (July, 2016) Makerspace Mash-up: Imagine-Play-Make-Create, co-presenter Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman, Kreg Hanning 

South by Southwest Education Conference, (March, 2016) Unschool Your Creativity: A Maker Mentality, co-presenter, Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman, and Kreg Hanning.

Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) (January, 2016) Makerspace Mash-up: Imagine – Play –Make –Create, co-presenter, Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman, and Kreg Hanning 

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