Marlena Hebern


Marlena Hebern’s gentle and calm approach connects well with educators, especially those that are resistant to change. She draws upon her 18 years of classroom experience, expertise with the EduProtocols, and Cognitive Coaching training to inspire and excite teachers about the possibilities of great instruction!

The biggest challenge to education today are computers that have become portals to canned programs. Marlena’s greatest passion is finding ways to help educators design lessons and engage kids in fun learning!

Marlena’s early outdoor classroom experiences as a camp counselor shaped her approach to education as she engaged her students with fun hands-on curriculum. Her own children taught her how important it is to develop well rounded youngsters armed with skills to tackle the world!

When Marlena is not busy creating and writing about EduProtocols, she works as a Coordinator Specialist of Instructional Technology Services and Regional Manager for at the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in California’s central valley helping districts implement technology integrated instruction.

Marlena has been recognized as a Beginning Teacher Support Provider of the Year and has a master’s degree in Reading Instruction. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and co-founder of Edcamp Yosemite and Edcamp Mammoth. Marlena also presents at local and regional conferences including CUE and ISTE.

Marlena enjoys her rural home near Yosemite National Park and the outdoors with her husband, who is a talented (and retired) multimedia/video teacher. They are very proud of their two daughters, who are now starting their own families and embarking on their young careers in Engineering and Geography.

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What workshop participants say about Marlena:

I felt that this workshop was presented well and easy to translate into the classroom. - Workshop Participant

I really appreciated your presentation style. It was realistic and frank. -Workshop Participant

Lots of great information! Thanks! -Workshop Participant

This was SO beneficial!!!! Thank you VERY much :) -Workshop Participant

I will feel more confident to try the templates provided and engage in deeper conversation about the EduProtocols with other staff members. -Workshop Participant

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