A Call to Action

Over the past few years, I have begun to specialize in child-instructional leadership. Almost serendipitously, the different spheres of my life began to coalesce around this niche in a way that has been both fruitful to me as a creative and an educator. In 2017 I began to bring my middle school students to actually lead full-on sessions within my courses at CSU Bakersfield. I designed these sessions around essential standards the children were required to learn, but I also aligned the experiences to the essential learning expectations of the university department. As a researcher, I dived deep into the learning environment to really understand how the children and the adults benefited from these experiences. Today, I am fortunate to share the research, pedagogy, and practical application of child-instructional leadership at local and major conferences such as the National CUE Conference and ISTE.

I consider child-instructional leadership as a topic that intersects within the spheres of 21st Century learning and equity issues. As a K-12 educator, I have always intentionally worked at Title I schools, and within those schools, I intentionally work with students that are academically or socially struggling. Teaching is first and foremost a form of activism for me and I consider my work and lifestyle to be part of a larger social struggle that seeks to oppose the status quo for marginalized populations in education.

 

-Edward González, Ed.D.

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Teaching Experience

K-12 Teaching Experience

  • 3rd grade
  • 6th grade, Language Arts and Social Studies
  • 7th & 8th grade, Science and Social Studies
  • 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Math Intervention
  • 9th grade, Language Arts and Math (intervention specialist)
  • 9th-12th grade, Social Studies (mild/moderate Special Education)

University Teaching Experience at California State University, Bakersfield

  • EDTE 4200 Technology for Educators
  • EDSE 5100 Classroom Management
  • EDCI 6200 Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
  • EDCI 6100 Research Methods for Educational Leaders

University Teaching Experience at California State University, Fullerton

  • EDEL 518A Issues in the instructional Design of Classroom Software
  • EDEL 518B Multimedia Development and Instruction in the Classroom
  • EDEL 522 Web Design for Instruction

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards

  • 2019 Summa Cum Laude graduate from the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at CSU Bakersfield
  • 2018 Computer Using Educators (CUE) LeRoy Finkle Fellow
  • 2018 Bakersfield City School District Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • 2018 CSU Bakersfield Facutly Teaching & Learning Center Grant
  • 2017 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship for the HACU 31st Annual Conference in San Diego, CA
  • 2017 CSU Bakersfield Faculty Teaching & Learning Center Grant
  • 2016 CSU Fullerton College of Education Edwin Carr Fellow
  • 2016 Summa Cum Laude graduate in Master’s of Educational Technology
  • 2015 CSU Fullerton College of Education Scholarship

Published Applications/iBooks

Gonzalez, E. (2016). Educational Technology: How can I use this technology in my classroom? iBooks Store. (link)

Gonzalez, E. (2014). Life of a Monarch Butterfly. Apple App Store(link)

Gonzalez, E. (2013). Life of a Frog/Vida de una Rana. Apple App Store. (link)

Gonzalez, E. (2013). Leo and the T-Rex. Apple App Store(link)