Ed Campos works for Brown University’s Bootstrap program, a Common Core aligned curriculum that integrates Computer Science into Core Content areas like Math and Science. Ed was a software programmer for 3 years before becoming a teacher. He has taught high school math and computer science for over 15 years in Central California. While in the classroom Ed created an innovative math learning space that allowed his students to express themselves, present and teach their peers in a multitude of ways.
Committed to eradicating math anxiety by bringing more visible thinking, creativity, and fun to math classrooms, Ed has made it his mission is to treat the math trauma that has plagued our educational system.
Ed also serves on the CVCUE board.
Elevate Education Through Multiple Representations
Many have grown up with only one representation of math and it can be anxiety-inducing, scary and intimidating. But it’s important to know that multiple representations of mathematics builds a deeper conceptual knowledge, relates different representations to one another and elevates the perception of mathematics as an integrated whole.
How does this idea also ring true when we only have one curricular representation of what a school, a classroom, a student, a teacher, or a leader is?
What multiple representations in these areas can elevate education level to an “Orange Sauce” level flavor profile? If you are wondering what the heck is “Orange Sauce” and what does it have to do with any of this, you’ll want to be sure to attend Ed’s keynote and learn how mathematics, computational science, good music and great food are all interrelated!
Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and keynote speaker. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2010 in Sonoma County where she taught for 16 years. Catlin is pursuing her doctorate at Pepperdine University and working as a blended learning coach. Catlin’s books Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 and Blended Learning In Action are bestsellers. Corwin published Power Up Blended Learning in fall 2018 and her newest book Partner with Students and Achieve Balance with Blended Learning will be published fall 2019. She is active on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker and writes an internationally ranked education blog at CatlinTucker.com.
Who Is Doing the Work in Your Classroom? It’s Time to Flip the Script!
Teachers plan and deliver lessons, design projects, assess student work, attend meetings, and communicate with parents about student progress. It’s no wonder we are exhausted. What if we are approaching this job all wrong? How would our teaching reality change if we used technology to partner with students to co-construct learning opportunities and assess skill development? Teachers who are burned out have no appetite for innovation. It’s time to reevaluate who does the work in the classroom and leverage technology to make our jobs more manageable. Join Catlin Tucker to explore strategies teachers can use to shift the workflow in their classrooms and effectively partner with students to achieve balance.