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Carl Hooker

Hooker Tech LLC
Educator | Speaker | Author | Event Organizer | Consultant | Entrepreneur
Austin, Texas
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator.  During his 23 years in education he has had a wide range of roles, from teacher to Virtualization Coordinator to Director of Innovation, he’s always had one common belief – the kids need to drive their own learning. He realizes the challenges in our current educational institutions and meets them head on. As Director of Innovation and Digital Learning in Austin, TX, he has helped spearhead the launch the LEAP program (Learning & Engaging through Access and Personalization), which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change.
Carl is the author of a 6-part book series titled Mobile Learning Mindset. These books focus on a different stake-holder and the role they play in a successful mobile learning initiative. He also just recently launched his self-paced online course called “The Remote Learning Coach”.
Aside from his work as an author and district leader, Carl also works as a keynote speaker and consultant through his company HookerTech, LLC as well as an advisor with multiple ed tech start-up companies. He is a national faculty member for Future Ready Schools and has been named Tech & Learning Magazine’s Leader of the Year  as well as being a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2013.  He’s also the host of ISTE’s “Learning Unleashed” podcast and Future Ready’s “UnDisrupted” Podcast.
Follow him on twitter @mrhooker and his blog: http://hookedoninnovation.com or reach out to him on his website: http://carlhooker.com