Michanne Hoctor-Thompson is the Coordinator of Educational Technology for the San Diego County Office of Education, supporting 42 school districts, our Juvenile Court and Community Schools, private schools and charter schools within the southern California region. Her experience includes working as a literacy coach for grades TK-8 teachers with Reading Recovery certification, teaching middle school math, science, and computers, teaching in elementary, and a doctoral degree in Educational Technology with an emphasis on professional development. She was named Literacy Educator of the Year 2002 by the Greater San Diego Reading Association and had her dissertation honored by the International Reading Association. She is passionate about equity and innovation in education and works diligently to empower teachers in shifting to authentic learning opportunities for students with a global lens. She will inspire you to reflect on teaching and learning in your classroom, while offering practical solutions you can use with your own students.