Joe Marquez is a passionate educator who loves nothing more than to discover new ways to motivate and engage his 8th grade science students. His focus is not on ways educators teach their kids, but rather on new ways they can better reach their kids. Technology has been the spark which has ignited his exploration into next generation educational technology and pushed him into becoming a leader and technology coach for the Clovis Unified School District.
His innovating spirit, outgoing attitude and outrageous personality has earned him the coveted titles of Certified Google Innovator, Certified Google Trainer, Prezi Educational Society member, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, Nearpod PioNEAR and Trainer, Remind Connected Educator and Advisory Board Member, Quiver Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador, and CUE Rockstar Teacher Faculty.
Recently Joe was the recipient of the CVCUE Educator of the Year Award, the prestigious Clovis Unified Crystal Award and keynote speaker at the California Teachers Summit in 2015 and 2106.
Joe is also an adjunct Professor for the Fresno Pacific University Educational Technology Master's Program and guest instructor for the Fresno State Teacher Track Academy.
View his blog at www.SonsOfTechnology.com