Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She has been an educator for over twenty years, both in New Jersey and California. She has been adjunct faculty for San Diego State University’s Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. Diane is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI, and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator from the original November 2006 Google Teacher Academy. Other EdTech activities include presenting at conferences nationwide, serving as president for the board of SVCUE, and presenting at CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps, Macworld, ISTE, and other events. She has been on the CUE Communications Committee, written for the OnCUE Journal, helped facilitate CUE LDI on her campus, and attended/presented at dozens of conferences, local affiliate events, and CUE Rock Star Camps over the past decade.
Diane serves on the Teacher Advisory Board of Remind, as well as the Geo Teachers Advisory Board for Google Geo Education Outreach. As such, she helps plan and deliver Geo Teacher Institutes, and she also is an advisor for Remind on their mission, growth, and outcomes. Over time, Diane has pioneered professional development around subjects about which she is passionate, such as geotools in education, geocaching, creating song parodies, and MinecraftEdu for game-based learning. She also created a new graduate level 1-credit seminar on Google Tools for San Diego State University’s Learning Design and Technology department. She is an avid attender and past co-organizer of EdCamps around Northern California, and she has, in recent years, begun moving to a more discussion-based audience participatory style for presentation sessions whenever possible.
Diane lives with her husband and son in Campbell, California.