Samuel Landete BenaventeIT Director and IB DP Computer Science Teacher
As the Innovation and Technology Director at the American School of Valencia, I teach Computer Science for grades 9-12, coach teachers in technology usage, and serve as the PowerSchool and Google Workspace Administrator.
My goal is to help my students become powerful learners.
I was chosen to participate in the Mexico 2016 Google Innovator Academy for my methodology project "Tutorial-Based Learning". I developed a project aimed to cause a Copernican Revolution in Education. On 2018 I was asked to participate as a coach for six newly appointed Google Certified Innovators during the #ESP18 cohort, and mentored two of them during a year to help them complete their projects.
December 2016, October 2018 - present
Google for Education Certified Trainer
In June 2016 I became a Google for Education Certified Trainer. This has helped me create professional development opportunities for the schools I have worked with.
You can contact me for all types of training related to G Suite for Education.
June 2016 - Re-certified yearly
Apple Professional Learning Specialist
Apple Professional Learning (APL) Specialists provide leadership visioning and planning support, professional learning plans to match learning goals, research-based strategies for learning with technology and hands-on instructional coaching and mentoring.
Coaching sessions include learning about technology and content resources, co-creating exploratory learning experiences, modeling in-class lessons or collaborative reflection and recommendation.
The Common Sense Ambassador program recognizes innovative education leaders who are motivated to spread the word about the use of Common Sense Education resources in their classrooms, schools, and communities to teach about digital citizenship.
Common Sense Ambassadors find opportunities to share their expertise on topics related to Common Sense Education's mission through various activities like leading an in-person training, including a workshop, professional development session, conference presentation, poster session, etc.