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Marco Torres

ALAS Media
Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media
San Fernando, CA

Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the 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 and given a national innovation award at the education inaugural ball in 2009 for his accomplishments in the classroom,  and for the use of technology to empower minority students. 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 and the New Media Consortium, to promote digital technology. 

As the Senior Learning Engineer at Apple, he was in charge of designing and implementing a professional learning plan for teachers, leaders and students of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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.