Gregg Festa is a veteran K-12 teacher, school technology specialist and instructional media designer who founded and now directs The ADP Center for Teacher Preparation and Learning Technologies at Montclair State University. Gregg has presented and published widely on a variety of issues related to teaching, learning and technology and has recently been quoted in several publications including Edutopia, where Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program was rated one of the ten best in the nation, in part, for it’s innovative use of technology to support the simultaneous renewal of practicing teachers, teacher educators and teacher education students. Gregg, the 2007 NJ Technologist of the Year, is nationally recognized for his work in designing “Classrooms for the Future”, creating and coordinating the Verizon funded Digital Backpacks program for K-12 educators and founding the federally supported Silk City Media Workshop, a pioneering after-school program that engages inner city kids in the process of using digital media as a tool to express themselves and share their work globally.

Categories: BiosConcurrent

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Bios

Deborah Keyek-Franssen

Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Engagement University of Colorado System Office A breathtakingly short hype cycle prematurely sounded the death knell for massive open online courses (MOOCs) while overlooking the value that they Read more…

Bios

Kinta Montilus

Kinta is an Associate Learning Designer on Pearson Higher Education’s Learning and Experience Design team. Kinta enjoys working and engaging with learners to assist them in developing designs true to their learning needs. Kinta received Read more…

Bios

Lenaya Ford

Lenaya Ford is a rising senior at Montclair State University studying Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Events, and Tourism marketing.  Currently, Lenaya is the Event Planning Intern for ELD, where she is responsible Read more…