John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. As the co-author of “The Classroom Chef”, he has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work.
He co-founded and moderates #CAedchat, the weekly teacher Twitter chat for the state of California. He also is the co-founder and organizer of EdCamp Palm Springs, the first in the area.
In his free time that doesn’t exist, he runs a site called Would You Rather? which is dedicated to getting students talking about math. He is an author of Flipping 2.0, a resource that helps teachers take the flipped classroom to the next level. During recent summers, John has had the honor of presenting at CUE Rockstar events in California and various technology and math conferences. John blogs at fishing4tech.com. His latest adventure has led him into the world of 3D-printing, designing lesson plans and curricula for AirWolf3D. Follow him @jstevens009 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting a Math Fight:
Math teachers have a wealth of free resources available to them and a breadth of people who are willing to help. Join us for a jam-packed day with websites and tools that will get students arguing, thinking, and challenging the way that they think about math. We will explore sites that are good for all grade levels and are sure to change the way you start your math lessons!
Getting into Google Apps for Education:
The world of Google Apps for Education, or GAFE, will certainly change the way you teach. From teacher workflow tools to classroom activities, teachers will work together as we make the shift from a traditional classroom to a tech-savvy learning environment. From beginners to advanced, everyone will leave with a box of resources ready to apply to their classrooms.
Using Technology in a Math Class:
“But wait, I can’t use those… I teach math!” While there’s always going to be a place for a good paper-and-pencil activity, technology makes a math teacher’s life easier and enhances the quality of instruction immediately. From first instruction to formative assessment and everywhere in between, teachers will be actively engaged in activities that can be used immediately.