Robert EM Craven is an educator with a technology obsession. An educator for over 17 years now, Robert quickly realized the impact technology made on both his teaching and student learning; this discovery started him on his endless journey into the integration, development and practice of technology and curricular integration. Robert is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and was recognized as one of the 5 “Best of NECC” presenters in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Since 2009, he has served on the Computer Using Educators (CUE) Board of Directors and is currently Board President.
Robert is the Senior Director of Technology for the Tustin Unified School District. In this role Robert oversees 1:1 Laptop and iPad deployments, professional development training, network infrastructure, repair facilities and much more for a 14,000 students K-8 school district. Previously, he worked at Saddleback Valley Unified School District managing the educational technology department, as well as at the Orange County Department of Education as an educational technology coordinator managing online learning and professional development. His work involves 1:1 laptop and mobile learning deployments, professional development training, online learning, Bring Your Own Device programs, networking, emerging technologies and much more. Robert began his teaching career at South Gate Middle School, one of the largest middle schools in the country. He is a frequent speaker at conferences both in California and nationally speaking on topics including mobile devices, online learning, district level technology implementation, 1:1 rollouts, curriculum integration, iPads, iPods, Screencasting, Web 2.0 and more. When not presenting Robert can be found at the local coffee shop, airport, soccer pitch or baseball field plugged into the grid as digitalroberto.