Marco Antonio Torres has taught high school for ten years, and has been media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom, Marco Torres is also a professional filmmaker and photographer who uses these digital storytelling skills to add value to his curriculum. He has been recognized locally and internationally, including being honored as a California Teacher of the Year for his accomplishments in the classroom and for the use of technology to empower minority students. In 2009, he received the National Innovation Award at the Education Inaugural Ball. Torres is an advocate for more collaboration between the media arts world and education and was recruited to serve as a board member for the George Lucas Educational Foundation to promote digital technology. He involves all learners; students, teachers, administrators, politicians, and government and business leaders. Torres has presented at numerous conferences throughout the world and his practical workshops help teachers push their teaching and learning to new exciting levels. In addition, many television, radio, online magazines, books, and news periodicals have highlighted his media rich program.
: All conference attendees are invited to a special Thursday Keynote.
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Thursday Keynote - Marco Torres
Quit, Complain, or Innovate
Are we utilizing all of the channels necessary and or available to make sure (we and) our students are learning? With the changing world and everything the changes are offering - is teaching and learning evolving? Marco will engage you in a conversation on how learning and the use of personalized multimedia are providing students with options to help build innovative experiences for student and teacher a like. Creativity is not just a cute word anymore-- its a differentiator at a time where ingenuity is a key component to survive and excel during this economic funk. As teachers, were left to ask this very essential question now: WILL YOU QUIT, WILL YOU CONTINUE TO COMPLAIN, or WILL YOU INNOVATE
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