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Dr. Anthony J. Magana III (WA '97)

Head of Global Research

Redmond, WA

Subject(s) taught: Biology/Maths/Music/Technology
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Dr. Anthony J. Magana III was:

Edmonds Cyber School
Edmonds, WA

Subject(s) taught: Biology/Life Science
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Dr. Sonny Magana is a digital age learning pioneer, Oxford Research Scholar, award-winning teacher, and best-selling author. Dr. Magana’s first book, Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching with Technology has become a modern classic. In his second book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, he introduced the T3 Framework for Innovation as a new pedagogical model for the 21st Century. Synthesized from four decades of pioneering research, the T3 Framework strategies were shown to reliably accelerate learning and achievement. His third book, Learning in the Zone: The 7 Habits of Meta-Learners, was recently published to rave reviews.   


Dr. Magana’s work has been called, “A brilliant breakthrough in our understanding and use of technology for learning,” by Professor Michael Fullan, “A visionary work that is insightful and inspirational,” by Dr. Robert Marzano. Professor John Hattie wrote, “Sonny Magana has advanced our understanding of the Visible Learning model a major step forward. Sonny has truly become the ‘Eddie Van Halen’ of learning.” 


Related Connections

Article: Transforming Education with Technology: One Milken Educator’s Trajectory

Additional Information


2016 Ed.D, Leadership, Seattle University

1994 M.A., Secondary Education, City University - Renton

1984 B.A., Biology/Life Science, Stockton College of New Jersey

Distance Learning, Education Technology, Public Speaking, Research