Danny Martinez
Program Associate

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Danny Martinez is a Program Associate with SEDL's Education Systems Support unit. Through his work on a variety of projects at SEDL, Mr. Martinez promotes the use of technology to improve teaching and learning. His current work includes developing and delivering professional development on instructional technology. In addition, Mr. Martinez works with SEDL’s Southeast Comprehensive Center providing expertise in the STEM disciplines and producing the Common Core Video Series addressing math and English-language arts. Mr. Martinez also works on the Illinois 21st Century Community Learning Centers project providing expertise in technology, STEM, and quality afterschool programming.

Contact Information
You may contact Danny Martinez at 512-391-6533

or by using SEDL's contact form.

Areas of Expertise
  • Technology: Mr. Martinez has more than 15 years of experience in the use of educational technology for improving teaching and learning. His expertise specifically focuses on helping teachers best use technology to support students’ learning in the content areas. He has developed and provided numerous professional development sessions across the United States and internationally for educators at all levels of the education system.
  • Mathematics and Science: Mr. Martinez’s experience includes the use of a project-based, experiential approach to learning math and science. He is an advocate for the use of multimedia to build connections among the STEM disciplines and literacy and to increase student engagement in the learning process.

Experience
Before his current role, Mr. Martinez worked as the project director for SEDL’s New Mexico Rural Technology Consortium. He was also the technology lead for the Connecting Kids to Mathematics and Science project and the Mosaic curriculum project.

Prior to joining SEDL in 1999, Mr. Martinez was a teacher at the Briarwood School (a school for children with learning differences) in Houston, Texas. In addition, he has served as a director of afterschool programs, has worked as a program director of summer camps for at-risk youth, and has created educational programs for use in outdoor settings as well as the classroom. Mr. Martinez is also an avid photographer, technology evangelist, and Boy Scout leader.

Education
Mr. Martinez holds a BS in radio, television, film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA degree in experiential education from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University).

SEDL Publications

Selected External Publications
  • Martinez, D. (2009, Winter). Integrating technology for the 21st century school. SEEN Magazine, 11.3, 50–51.
  • Burns, M., Martinez, D., & Abrego, P. (2003). Technology on the U.S.-Mexico border: Improving teaching, improving learning. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.
  • Burns, M., & Martinez, D. (2002). Digital imagery and the art of persuasion. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
Selected Presentations
  • Martinez, A. D. (2011, October). Integrating technology into differentiated instruction. Presentation at the Georgia Conference on Differentiated Instruction, Augusta, GA.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2010, March). Integrating technology for the 21st century classroom. Presentation at the Detel Educational Technology Summit, Marksville, LA.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2007, December). Cool tools for schools: Using technology in the classroom. Presentation at the National Staff Development Council Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2007, March). Educational technology for a changing world. Presentation at the Mtandao Afrika Youth Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2005, February). Get a clue! Using technology to solve a crime.  Presentation at the Texas Computer Educators Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2004, September). Water bottle rocketry for math and science. Presentation at the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Conference, Edinburg, TX.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2002, June). The people’s choice: Digital imagery and the art of persuasion. Presentation at the National Educational Computing (NECC) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2002, June). Planning into practice. Presentation at the Regional Educational Technology Assistance Initiative (RETA) Conference, Las Cruces, NM.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2002, April). Community and technology. Presentation at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Technology Conference, Gallup, NM.
  • Martinez, A. D. (2001, February). Creating streaming media for the Internet. Presentation at the Texas Computer Educators Conference, Austin, TX.