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.

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