With thirty years of experience, Elaine Avinoam knows first hand the challenges of classroom teaching. Teachers who partner with Elaine transform their practice. Together, they design ways to fuel literacy, make learning fun, inspire confidence and create community.
Elaine arms K-12 teachers with new tools, resources and strategies to blend into their classrooms. Her creative approach to blended, differentiated, instruction has become an invaluable asset for public and private school districts in New York State.
Certified in both Social Studies and Art, Elaine Avinoam has over thirty years of teaching experience in public schools, universities and museums in the USA, Brazil, Germany and England. Her deep love of children, art and adventure fueled her pioneering use of visual content in the classroom to catalyze literacy. Since 2018 she has served as an independent Instructional Technology Consultant to numerous public, private schools in the greater New York area; most recently supporting school leaders, teachers and learners during COVID-19 crisis. Her clients include the New York City Department of Education, Educate LLC, Discovery Education and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Ms. Avinoam taught Social Studies and digital arts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY for fifteen years, after several years teaching high school in the Bronx. Prior to that she had a long career as a professor and researcher at universities in Europe, Brazil and the USA. A strong believer in experiential learning, Elaine has written multidisciplinary curriculums and led countless field trips to museums and historical sites in the USA and Europe. Her background also includes work as a museum professional at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and as Cultural Programmer at the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg, Germany. Ms. Avinoam holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College, and an MA and PhD(abd) in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of the University of London. She also holds a Cambridge CELTA diploma.