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Empowering Educators
Through Technology

 
In a few sessions with Dana, I have expanded my knowledge of technology more so than in four years of college.

— Robert Patch, Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes School, West Islip, NY
 

About Us

Our professional learning features approaches to instruction that improve student performance and foster the acquisition of literacy skills. Made Manifest’s success has been based on our ability to understand and meet the specific needs of teachers and to customize our staff development to meet their goals and objectives.

Dana Unger, Our Founder

Dana Unger, owner and lead professional developer, has over 16 years of experience designing and running customized workshops for the Center for Technology and School Change, Teachers College, Columbia University, eChalk, and Learning.com She has conducted professional development sessions for hundreds of school districts including Yonkers Public Schools, Katonah-Lewisboro School District, Nyack Public Schools and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Dana holds an MA in Instructional Technology and Media in Education and an Ed. M. in special education with an emphasis in assistive technology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Jamie Haug, Instructional Technology Consultant

Jamie has been an employee at Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) since 2016.  Prior to that she was a teacher in Suffern Central School District, and district 9 in the Bronx.  During her 15 years teaching, she has been in every grade level K-7, and was a district professional developer around technology.  Jamie is a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Level 1 Google Educator.  Jamie has a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from SUNY Oswego.

 
 

Together as a group we learn new technology in a hands-on, relaxed environment and focus on ways to integrate across the curriculum, specifically gathering and applying resources related to the core curriculum standards.

 

 

Mentoring + Coaching

Made Manifest LLC has extensive experience working alongside teachers and the students in classrooms across the tri-state area. 

After several mini-lessons on focused technology, teachers will work on a related project plan during the workshops and we will then mentor them in the classroom and online to implement the plan. This model has proven extremely effective in giving teachers the confidence they need to "move to the next level of learning."

Please contact Dana Unger at danaunger@mademanifest.com
for specific project examples.

Custom Workshops

 

Made Manifest LLC offers an array of workshops which can be tailored for your district,
school or organization for full or half-day time periods.

Instructional Technology Workshops
We offer customized workshops on a variety of topics designed to meet a district's growing needs

Mentoring and Coaching 
We will consult with administration on goals and objectives and set up a coaching schedule geared specifically towards moving teachers to the next level of learning.

Turn Key Training Sessions
We offer sessions specifically designed to turn-key to staff in your buildings, so that they become the experts and 'go to' contacts within your organization, saving time and money, and building infrastructure.

1:1 Sessions All Day Long
Get your specific questions answered in a welcoming, fun and engaging session. Teachers can use our appointment booking tool to get their questions answered during planning periods, Lunch & Learns, etc.

Webinars
We are currently offering webinars on a variety of topics related to GSuite for Education and Microsoft in Education, web-based educational tools and more.


 

 

 

Our Clients

 
  • In a few sessions with Dana Unger I have expanded my knowledge of technology more so than in 4 years of college. Dana's webinars keep you enticed and involved and all the while you are learning techniques that make your life easier. I have incorporated several aspects of what I learned from Dana in my classes and each one has been a hit with students. Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to level 2!
    — Robert Patch, Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes School, West Islip, NY
  • I loved the Level 1 Cohort Certification Group that you ran this summer. It was very flexible in terms of times. I loved how interactive the videos were. I felt that I learned a great deal from the program. I'm looking forward to Level 2.
    — Stefanie Kerkenides, Teacher, St. Dominic Elementary School, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Working with Dana made me confident to start the school year with our new 1:1 program. Dana's instruction is easy to follow and she is always willing to answer any questions that come up along the way, even it's for something very simple. She gives an opportunity to practice the skills that we learned through small tasks that are integrated into the instruction. I learn by doing, and that's just what I did over the summer. I'm exciting to implement the G-Suite and Chromebooks because with my help, I'm honing the technology skills of tomorrow's college students, workers in various fields, and leaders.
    — Erica Andrinopoulos, St. Dominic's High School. Oyster Bay, NY
  • I really enjoyed the summer Google cohort because Dana is a very patient instructor who handles multiple levels of questions with ease. She is sweet and easy to learn from.
    — Rose Peduto, Teacher, St. Dominic's High School, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Dana is a reliable, resourceful, professional and innovative techie guru! She assisted me with incorporating technology into my daily lessons. She collaborated with my students and they enjoyed learning from her. She is flexible and was accommodating for a busy school schedule. Dana is beyond proficient and stays current in her field. She is amazing!
    — Lauren Spagna, 5th Grade Teacher, Yonkers Public Schools
  • I always look forward to working with Dana!
    Over the past several years I have found that she is consistently knowledgeable, efficient, and well prepared. Most of my interactions with Dana have been in relation to trainings she has delivered, where she is upbeat and positive and goes beyond expectations to ensure that customers are happy with the results.
    — Candice Cross, Senior Client Manager, eChalk
  • I have had the pleasure of working directly with Dana for a broad scope of projects including: product trainings, school district implementation planning/execution, website migrations, design work and more. Dana is a true professional that has the unique gift of connecting with her peers (be it- a group she is training or a team she is asked to collaborate within) in any context, allowing her to be very versatile and adaptable to any project. She is additionally extremely detail-oriented and deadline driven, bringing her own high standards to any project that she is committed within. I always look forward to working on projects alongside Dana.
    — Carla Stoeffler, Lower Hudson Valley Regional Information Center
 

Certifications

 
 
 
 
We Specialize in G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 Integration
 
 
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In every consulting situation, I survey participants to
carefully meet the needs of everyone involved.
Technology expertise is not an issue, as everyone learns,
and everyone leaves with a smile on their face.