Martin Cisneros (@TheTechProfe) is the Academic Innovation Specialist, a GeekDad, TechJedi, and SuperMariachi, from the Monterey Bay! In his position at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Martin develops and facilitates professional learning on the most current educational trends for the purpose of improving teaching and learning through innovative processes. He has developed many blended curricular programs some of which have been adopted by districts, universities, and others that have been rolled out country-wide. Martin has experience teaching students and professionals at all levels including elementary, secondary, and higher education while working in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Martin has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Bilingual Conference Speaker, Apple Teacher, CUE Professional Lead Learner/Rockstar Teacher Faculty/B.O.L.D. Faculty, Monterey Bay CUE President, CUE Technology Leaders Network Lead, Leading Edge Professional Developer/Online & Blended Educator/Digital Educator/Professional Learning Leader, Common Sense Media Educator, Krause Center for Innovation Professional Facilitator, CISC California Digital Learning Collaborative (CA DLC), and an (ISTE) International Society for Technology in Education Social Media Ambassador.
He has served as an educational technology consultant for various counties nationwide. Martin has spent years as a teacher, curriculum coach, administrator, professional development coordinator, technology director, and a technology integration specialist for various school districts in California. He presents at various local, regional, statewide and nationwide educational conferences on ways to support blended and innovating teaching and learning. Recent presentations highlights include: Advanced Google Hacks for Modern Teachers (Escuela Bilingüe Internacional), Making Thinking Visible (Google Apps for Education Summit Concord 2017), Blended Instruction for EL Modern Learners (Petaluma City Schools PD Day), Digital Citizenship for Modern Learners (CUE Black Label Turlock USD), Future Ready Mindset Through Design Thinking (Alum Rock PD Day), Guiding English Learners in Successful Common Core Research Experiences (Library Bootcamp SCCOE), G Suite for Special Ed (Spec Ed PD Day SCCOE), Pathways of Professional Learning with Digital Badges (ISTE National Conference 2017), Bust This! Debunking the Myths of K12 Digital Open Badging (National Badge Summit 2017), MERIT Hawaii (Krause Center for Innovation 2017), Modern Learning Keynote (San Jose USD), Stop! Animate & Listen (CUE B.O.L.D. 2017), Tech Tesoros for ELL Instruction in the Modern Classroom (CUE Black Label Simi Valley USD), Professional Learning Design (Tech Lead Network National CUE Conference), Teacher Tech Tools: Common Core Instruction for EL Students & the 4 Cs (K-12) and Digital Resources to Engage EL Students with Authentic, Relevant Learning Experiences (14th Annual Academic Success Institute 2017) Tech Tesoros for ELL Instruction in the Modern Classroom (CISC Conference 2017), Engage Ell Students With Authentic Learning Experiences and Relevant Digital Resources, Tech Tools for Common Core-Aligned ELL Instruction & the 4 Cs (2016 CA Charter School Conference), Building Professional Development for Modern Educators (Digital Curriculum Tactics Symposium at Stanford University 2016), Reaching All Learners, Apple Tools for Special Needs, Tech Tesoros for ELL Instruction in CCSS (Fall CUE 2016), Tech Tesoros for ELL Instruction in CCSS, Google-izing Student Research Workflow for Elementary Information Literacy (Google Summit Los Altos Hills 2016), Designing Playlist to Differentiate Instruction (CUE Rockstar Black Label Alum Rock 2016), Hyperdocs - Lesson Design for Modern Classrooms (CUE GWE American International School 2016), Building Capacity from the Inside Out (ISTE 2016),Digital Rodeo 2015).
In all my 20+ years of teaching, this has been the best PD I've ever experienced! Can we clone you?
— Instructional Coach, Riverside USD