- Digital Storytelling & Video in the Classroom
- Former TV/Film Producer
- Technology Education Expert
Frank Guttler - Producer by Trade, Educator by Accident
Frank Guttler is a film/video educator, professional development trainer, Adjunct Professor at Wilkes University School of Professional & Graduate Studies and is consultant to the Los Angeles County Office of Education with over 13 years experience developing and leading transformational visual literacy and basic ﬁlmmaking workshops and presentations at state, national and international conferences for K-12 educators.
After a sucessful career in news, television and film production Frank began his conversion as an educator when recruited produce the Computer Media Salon speaker series at the American Film Institute Professional Training Division. Eventually he stepped onstage as training leader and speaker as Associate Director of the AFI K-12 Screen Education Center after developing ground breaking training content and curriculum with an eye to making the tools and processes of filmmakers accessible to educators of all subjects and grade levels.
In addition to his work with adult learners the Los Angeles County Office of Education and Wilkes University, Frank was a former classroom video teacher having developed a career-track media production program at International Polytechnic High School. He was a teaching artist for the Skirball Cultural Center's Teaching our World thru the Arts outreach to area Middle Schools. His Lights, Camera, Learn! Workshop Series is gaining popularity as an engaging and unique alternative to stale 'technology-centric' professional development training.
Frank is a Lead Learner with the Computer Using Educators Association, a Google Certified Teacher, award winning conference workshop presenter and presented workshops and lectures internationally as Lead Faculty at the Flat Classroom Conferences in Doha, Qatar and most recently Beijing, China.
Frank has presented workshop for Apple Distinguished Educators, Discovery Educator Network, Macworld Conference & Expo, International Student Media Festival, California Association of Independent Schools, International Student Media Festival, International Society for Technology in Education and the Google Teacher Academy.