Gene Carboni - Professional Bio

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Since joining the Father Judge faculty in 1994, I have been the Computer Resource Person, a member of the Business/Technology Curriculum committee for the Archdiocese, and Business Computer and Information Technology Department Chair since 2000.

In the late 90s, I started doing technology Professional Development sessions for the Father Judge faculty. My experience and love of learning has opened up new doors for me in the education world. For the past twenty years or so, I have been providing tech training and mentorship for our faculty. Aside from my work at Father Judge, I presented at various diocesan tech conferences, at local schools and the Avalon Tech Conference in Avalon, New Jersey. I’ve conducted several Google for Education webinars for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education.

In the Spring of 2011, I was accepted as a member of Father Judge’s Distributed Leadership Team in a program sponsored by the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. My responsibilities included developing Action Plans to implement in-house professional development sessions. This piggy-backed off my work as a Connected Coach with Powerful Learning Practice, a professional learning community for connected educators.

In December 2012, I was contacted by the Connelly Foundation to help solidify a Summer Tech Academy for teachers in our Secondary system. I helped plan the sessions for over one hundred secondary teachers. I worked to bring in new presenters and became the liaison between the Connelly Foundation and our secondary teachers. Along with the planning, I also presented sessions on various technology topics mostly centered around Google Tools, The SAMR Model,  and creating Personal Learning Communities. In 2015, I joined the Connelly Foundation’s Presentation team for the Summer Tech Academy for Elementary educators.

In September 2014, I became a Google Certified Educator (GCE). This certification validates my working knowledge of Google Apps for Education (GAFE). In August 2015, I submitted my application to become a Google Authorized Trainer (GAT) and was accepted in September. As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, I am able to provide GAFE training in the tri-state area.

In October 2015, I formed my technology education training company, Learn With Gene LLC. As a contracted trainer for Stockton University’s Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center, I conduct Google for Education training at school districts in Southern New Jersey.  In December 2015, I presented at Lancaster County’s IU13 Elementary and Secondary Technology conferences. In May, I will be presenting two sessions at the Garden State Google Summit.

In 2009, I was named a Diocesan Technology Star and a Keystones Innovator in 2014.  My blog Play to Learn along with my sites Play to Learn & Learn to Share and Learnwithgene.com focus on helping educators embrace change and engage their students with new technologies making them ready to enter the 21st Century Workforce.

I am active on Social Media. My Twitter name is @gcarboni and on Google+ I can be followed at https://plus.google.com/+GeneCarboniLWG.