Marco Antonio Torres has been an educator for ten years. He was a media coach and Director of Education Technology at 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 a professional filmmaker and photographer who utilizes these digital storytelling tools to add value to his curriculum. He has been recognized locally and internationally. Marco Torres was honored as a California Teacher of the Year for his accomplishments in the classroom and for his use of technology to empower minority students. His work has been recognized by thought leadership groups such as TED and Big Ideas Fest. Torres’ work and impact have been documented on television, radio, online publications, magazines, books and news periodicals.
Torres has presented at numerous conferences throughout the world and his practical workshops help teachers push their teaching and learning to new exciting levels. He is a consultant for many U.S. and international schools and has keynoted in almost every state. He sat on the board for the George Lucas Educational Foundation and is currently on the board of New Media Consortium and Full Sail University Online Advance Studies.
Marco currently serves as an advisor on education leadership, strategy and creativity both nationally and internationally in places such as Texas, Chicago, NY, Mexico, Australia and London and is co-owner of Alas Media, a production studio.