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Fred Benitez @fredbenitez

About Fred

Fred Benitez is an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD in Austin, TX. His 13 years of experience in education involve teaching graphic design, writing curricula, facilitating professional development, and collaborating with teachers to integrate technology effectively. Fred has a passion for fostering creativity and supporting students and teachers to be content creators.

Before becoming part of the iVengers at Eanes ISD, Fred was a Digital Learning Specialist for Fort Bend ISD. Fred started his career in education at South Garland High School, teaching Graphic Design and Illustration, Engineering Design, and Trades & Industry Career Preparation.

Facilitating for the LOGO foundation's Scratch Day and developing the district robotics contest.

Fred has created and facilitated multiple professional development sessions, technology integration lessons, and modeled lessons for teachers. He has also presented at local, state, and national education conferences on a variety of topics including technology and teaching best practices. Additionally, he worked collaboratively with the Educational Technology team to organize an annual Learning Festival (formerly iPadpalooza).

Providing training for the coding club teachers.
TCEA 2016

Support of District Initatives

In addition to writing and implementing technology integration lessons, Fred helped create district-wide technology based events such as the robotics competition, video game design contest, and the Film Festival. Because of his background in graphic design and video production, he was also tasked with creating multimedia content in support of department projects and district initiatives. Below you will find just some of the images and videos that he created in support of district events:

Logo Designs for District Events

Continuing Education & Growth

Apple Distinguished Educator

Teaching 4th grades how to turn sketches into VR worlds with iPads.

Fred was selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2017. The Apple Distinguished Educator Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,500 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom.

Adobe Education Leader

Talking Creative Problem Solving with Adobe Education.

Fred has been using Adobe software for over 20 years and has been a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange program for the last 7 years. In this time, he has been recognized by Adobe as a featured educator and is an active member in the Adobe Education Leader program, which highlights the contributions of innovative educators who are effectively using Adobe tools and applications to promote excellence in the classroom.

Recognition from Adobe

Professional Development Delivered

TCEA 2018
  • Adobe CC
  • Adobe Mobile Apps
  • Apple TV/Classroom
  • Apple Teacher
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Skyward
  • 1to1 iPads/Macbooks
  • iPad cart management
  • Jamf MDM
  • Edmodo
  • Discovery Education
  • Nearpod
  • Brainpop
  • Smartboard
  • Coding Clubs
  • Robotics
  • Film Clubs
  • And much more...

Certifications

  • State Board for Educator Certification - Technology Education (6-12)
  • State Board for Educator Certification - Trade & Industrial Education (8-12)
  • Adobe Education Leader
  • Adobe Certified Trainer
  • Adobe Campus Leader
  • Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2017
  • Apple Teacher with Swift
  • Google Certified Teacher
  • Nearpod Certified Educator
  • Microsoft Office Trainer
  • Microsoft Office Specialist

Testimonials

Fred Benitez has an impeccable work ethic. He has made a lasting impact on Fort Bend ISD students, teachers, administrators and colleagues by sharing his technology integration expertise. He has demonstrated leadership abilities in developing online trainings, videos and Robotics trainings/competitions, organizing the 1st Annual FBISD Film Festival, Digital Learning Conference, and more. Fred has a kind spirit and is always willing to provide assistance. He has been a great asset to our team! - Corlette Hill, Digital Learning Coordinator
Two ways to describe Fred would be: user friendly to students and teachers, and has an immediate impact on lesson planning with his knowledge. Fred will be sorely missed at this middle school. - Mrs. Buckingham Middle School Teacher
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