Marco Antonio Torres has taught high school for 10 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, Calif. In addition to his work in the classroom, 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, Torres received the National Innovation Award at the Education Inaugural Ball. He 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.
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.