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Alberto and Mario were born and raised in Salamanca, Spain and came to Utah several years ago on a scholarship to teach. They graduated from the University of Valladolid with a Bachelors in Education. After coming to Utah and starting their teaching careers, they were hungry for more learning. The eTwinz attended the University of Utah where they graduated with a Masters in Education from a participating school, the International University of La Rioja. Currently, Alberto and Mario are working on their PhD focused on future-ready skills. 


The Herraez Twins teach 5th and 6th grade at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Farmington where their students are part of the Spanish/English Immersion program. They are heavy users of technology, and they enjoy sharing their passion with the students at Canyon Creek Elementary.


Alberto and Mario taught 5th and 6th grade at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Farmington for six year. During their time in this school, they helped this school grow and being recognized by institutions across North America who granted Canyon Creek with several recognitions such as Microsoft Showcase School, STEAM Platinum School or WE School. Canyon Creek became a reference school for people across Utah and United States.

Not only his school was recognized, eTwinz’s innovative practices in the classroom were recognized by many organizations. In 2019, these practices recognized by UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) that granted Alberto with the “Outstanding Young Educator of the Year Award” and DSD (Davis School District) that honored the eTwinz with the “Best of Davis Award”.


In 2020, WE Charity awarded the eTwinz with the WE Teacher award for their work in the Social and Emotional field and their serving learning practices. ​


In 2021, Alberto and Mario were included in the "Top ten North America education influencers" by the famous organization T4 Education. Also, the prestigious publication EdTech Magazine (CDW) included the eTwinz in their legendary list "30 K-12 IT Influencers to follow in 2021", this list gathers the most influential educators from around the world since 2016. ​

In 2022, the eTwinz were recognized by ISC Research in their international list “Top 75 Edruptors of 2021” including them in the 75 most influential educators around the world. This list was made by collecting Big Data on social media channels and other factors

During their time in Utah, the Herraez brothers founded the eTwinz brand. For six years, the twins carried their brand around the five continents helping many teachers to transform their practices through technology an cutting-edge approaches. Alberto and his twin, Mario, were invited to present in some of the most reputable events around the world. Some of these events are NCCE (Seattle, Washington), TCEA (San Antonio, Texas), UCET (Salt Lake City, Utah), FETC (Miami, California), Microsoft Educator Exchange (Paris, France) and SIMO (Madrid, Spain) just to name a few. The eTwinz have been featured speakers at international conferences such as ISTE 21 (the biggest EdTech conference in America).

In 2022, the eTwinz decided to leave Utah and move back to Europe to focus full time on their consulting firm: eTwinz Education. Alberto and Mario also founded the eTwinz Academy with the intention of providing learners around the world with high-quality education.

While they continue with their job as international consultants and their job as founders and facilitators at the eTwinz Academy, the eTwinz also have time to advocate for the importance of education everywhere they go. The Herraez twins are great ambassadors of education and its importance. They advocate for 21st century educational practices. They have been featured in many newspapers across the world such as El Mundo (Spain), Salamanca 24h (Spain), el diario de Valladolid (Spain) and The Globe and Mail (Canada) among many others.


Also, the eTwinz have participated in many national radio shows such as La Cope (Spain) as experts in digital transformation and 21st century learning. In addition, they can be heard in a handful of podcasts.

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The Best of Davis Award is the highest recognition given to the top educators in the Davis School District. It celebrates the exceptional employees in the district who support and encourage excellence in education


"Alberto exemplifies what we want for each of our students; he is a lifelong learner. He continues to push himself and his students to learn about the world around them and he leverages technology beautifully to help them" -Belinda Kuck, Teaching and Learning Dept. Director


"Mario has on numerous occasions gone out fo his way to share his knowledge and expertise for the good for students. Mario is passionate about making learning fun and relevant for his students and that passion carries over into what he does in sharing with his colleagues" -Carol Nef, Personalize Learning Supervisor

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30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2021
Alberto and Mario Herraez Velazquez

The eTwinz, Alberto and Mario Herraez, teach fifth and sixth grade students at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Utah. Originally from Spain, the eTwinz are Spanish immersion teachers who believe strongly in integrating educational technology into their pedagogy. They present at conferences on 21st century teaching tools and practices, sharing global experience with other educators.

North America: education influencers to follow
Alberto and Mario Herraez Velazquez

Alberto and Mario Herraez Velazquez are twins! Teaching twins to be exact. The eTwinz love using technology to teach. Originally from Spain, Alberto and Mario teach on a Spanish/English Immersion program at an elementary school in Utah. They’ve written about using Minecraft in education, to utilizing Microsoft Tools for personalised learning and self-management skills. Alberto and Mario were given the Outstanding Young Educator of the Year Award in 2019. They have jointly presented at conferences in both the US and Europe, as well as featuring in newspapers across the world and can be heard on a handful of podcasts. 

Edruptors 2021: The Top International Education Influencers

The eTwinz were recognized by ISC Research in their international list “Top 75 Edruptors of 2021” including them in the 75 most influential educators around the world. This list was made by collecting Big Data on social media channels and other factors.

ISC Research has compiled a list of the most highly rated influencers within international education, based on LinkedIn, Twitter and public survey data. Whether you wish to learn more about a specific topic this year, or broaden your horizons by hearing different perspectives, our Top Edruptors of 2021 white paper is one way to stick to your resolution! Our white paper will help you to find thought leaders to follow or connect with on social media, including peers and industry experts. They’ve also shared good practice for readers interested in increasing their reach.


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