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Warren Goetzel has had a dynamic career in education and instructional technology, which led him to his current position as the Media Services Coordinator for Atlanta Public Schools.

Goetzel began his professional life as a science teacher where he became interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning. After leaving the science classroom to focus on integrating technology into all content areas he served as an elementary school technology coordinator. Subsequently he accepted a position as a district level instructional technology specialist where he was responsible for technology integration for 300 teachers and administrators at three elementary schools and one middle school. Next, Goetzel was selected to serve as the Media Services Coordinator for Atlanta Public Schools. As Media Services Coordinator he manages school library media programs at 101 learning sites with a staff of 120 and an annual budget of nine million dollars.

Goetzel has emerged as a leader in his field transforming school media centers into 21st century learning environments. He has presented at numerous conferences and has several professional and academic publications. He serves on the ABDO Digital, Rourke Educational Media, and Georgia Department of Education Instructional Technology advisory boards and serves as a Renaissance Learning Extraordinary Educator.

Management responsibilities encompass large and diverse educational systems, technology facilitation of large scale implementations, instructional resource management.

Collaborates with key decision makers to ensure strong communication and projects are completed within challenging budget and time parameters.

• Grants Management


• Knowledge Management


• Pedagogy


• Financial Management


• Curriculum


• Professional Learning


• Enterprise Software


• Learning Management


• IT Logistics


• Program Management


• Instructional Design


• Project Management


• eLearning


• Collaboration


• Strategic Planning


Jan '14 - Present

Georgia State University

Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology (part time)

Part time instructor in the Georgia State University College of Education Learning Technologies Division serving to improve the human condition through the application of new and emerging theories and technologies of learning

Aug '07 - Present

Atlanta Public Schools

Media Services Coordinator

Provide technology focused instructional resource management and training for 60,000 students and educators in 101 learning sites with an annual budget of $19,000,000 and a staff of 120.

Jan '13 - Present

Kennesaw State University

Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology (part time)

Online instructor in the Bagwell College of Education serving to advance the effective use of technology to support teaching, learning, and leadership through educator preparation and research.

Jan '09 - Dec '09

Georgia State University

Instructor, Instructional Technology & Design (part time)

Designed and taught course content for online and traditional classroom settings of IT 8200 Technology for Educators and IT 7360 Diffusion and Adoption of Technological Innovation.

Jun '03 - Jul '07

Atlanta Public Schools

Instructional Technology Specialist

Coordinated, organized, and facilitated the technology integration for 300 teachers and administrators at three elementary schools and one middle school.

Aug '00 - Jun '03

Morris Brandon Elementary School

Technology Coordinator

Provided K-5 computer instruction, technology staff development, network management, technology purchasing, technology plan development, and curriculum integration.

Aug '99 - Jun '00

Renfroe Middle School

Middle School Educator

Instructed four 7th grade integrated science courses and one reading comprehension course.

Sep '98 - Jun '99

E. Rivers Elementary School

School Technologist (part time)

Ensured the effective use of technology by providing the logistics, troubleshooting, and excellent customer service for the school’s 500 students and 40 faculty and staff.

Jul '97 - Jun '98

The Lullwater School

Primary and Middle School Educator

Taught K-8 science, Spanish, and outdoor education in a coeducational private school setting, serving students with special needs.

2011

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Georgia State University

Instructional Technology and Design

2005

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Georgia State University

Instructional Technology and Design

2005

Master of Library Media (M.L.M.)

Georgia State University

Library Media Technology

1999

Masters of Education (M.Ed.)

Georgia State University

Science Education

1995

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Emory University

Human and Natural Ecology

Georgia Professional Educator Certifications

Director: Media Centers – L7 (Leadership)
Educational Leadership – NPLL7 (Leadership)
Media Specialist – S7 (Service)
Broad Field Science – T7 (Teacher)

Additional Certifications

Project Management for Success (PMLG)
School Net Instructional Management System
iSafe Internet Safety Education
Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTi) Mentor
Modern Red Schoolhouse: Differentiating instruction, Back mapping, and Assessments/Rubrics
Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Private Pilot
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Advanced Open Water Diver

2014

300,000 Shades of Green: eBook Grants That Make Your Fantasies Come True

Presented

Presented at the ISTE Annual Conference and Expo
Atlanta, GA.

2014

300,000 Shades of Green: Library Media Grants That Make Your Fantasies Come True

Presented

Florida Educational Technology Conference
Orlando, FL

2013

The Role of Media Specialists with Respect to Instructional Technology

Presented

AECT International Convention
Anaheim, CA

2013

Learning4Life or Lifelong Learning?

Presented

GA CTO Clinic
Atlanta, GA

2013

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Centralizing Software to Save

Presented

GA CTO Clinic
Atlanta, GA

2013

300,000 Shades of Green: Library Media Grants That Make Your Fantasies Come True

Presented

Georgia Educational Technology Conference
Atlanta, GA

2013

It’s All In Your Mind; Now That’s a Concept!

Presented

Georgia Educational Technology Conference
Atlanta, GA

2013

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Centralizing Software to Save

Presented

Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference
Macon, GA

2013

Learning4Life or Lifelong Learning?

Presented

Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference
Macon, GA

2013

300,000 Shades of Green: Library Media Grants That Make Your Fantasies Come True

Presented

Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference
Macon, GA

2012

The Role of Media Specialists with Respect to Technology: In an Urban School District in Georgia

Published

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Saarbrücken, Germany

2012

The Role of Media Specialists with Respect to Instructional Technology

Presented

South Carolina Educational Technology Conference
Greenville, SC

2012

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Centralizing Software to Save

Presented

South Carolina Educational Technology Conference
Greenville, SC

2012

The Role of Media Specialists with Respect to Instructional Technology

Presented

Georgia Educational Technology Conference
Atlanta, GA

2012

The Role of Media Specialists with Respect to Instructional Technology

Presented

Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference
Macon, GA

2010

Certification and Staffing of Instructional Technology Specialists in Georgia: Media as a Model

Presented

Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference
Athens, GA

2008

Certification and Staffing of Instructional Technology Specialists

Published

In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 3335-3340)
Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

2008

Certification and Staffing of Instructional Technology Specialists

Presented

Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
Las Vegas, NV

2007

Certification and Staffing of Instructional Technology Specialists in Georgia

Presented

Georgia Association of Instructional Technology Consortium
Atlanta, GA

2004

Certification and Staffing of Instructional Technology Specialists in Georgia

Presented

Georgia Association of Instructional Technology Consortium
Macon, GA

GA School Library Media Consortium

Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC) Facilitator

Kennesaw State University Instructional Technology Advisory Board

Rourke Educational Media Advisory Board

Renaissance Learning Extraordinary Educator

ABDO Digital Advisory Board

Georgia Department of Education Instructional Technology Advisory Board

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