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California State University Bakersfield

So I am absolutely honored and excited to have the work of my students featured on The work highlighted in the blog is the same work I had the opportunity to present in a workshop at the National Computer Using Educators Conference in 2017. Click on the following link for the article


Week 15: Preventing and Responding to Violence, Bullying, and Mental Health Issues

Bullying Article

Week 14: Addressing Tier 2 and Tier 3 Needs

Week 12: Addressing Tier 2 and Tier 3 Needs

Week 11: Assessment, Record-keeping, and Reporting


Week 9

Week 9: Structuring Your Classroom for Success


Week 8: Designing the Physical Learning Environment

Class Survey

Leo Hart Interview

Presentation Link

Google Drive Folder

Week 7: GRIT and Growth Mindset

Week 6: Working with Families, Communities, and Colleagues

Week 5: Diversity in the Classroom

Week 4: Class Schedule

  1. Discussion to build understanding of ACEs from reading and viewing assignments
  2. View Jeffrey Andrade Duncan TEDx
  3. Classroom Circles
  4. CPTSD Activity
    1. Article 1: Emotional Flashback Management in the Treatment of Complex PTSD 2: Complex PTSD: The Effects of Chronic Trauma and Victimization 3: PTSD: National Center for PTSD 4: What if Feels Like To Live with a Personality-disordered individual 5: 5 Ways to Lovingly Support Someone with C-PTSD
  5. Socratic Seminar
  6. Syllabus (Link)

Class Schedule:

  • Introductions
  • Behavior Management/Lesson Plans (In 40 minutes create some type of plan for stepping into a classroom tomorrow as a new teacher. What does your day look like? How will it be planned? You will be in groups of 3 by grade level)
    • Each group will have five minutes to present their plan using any technology piece they want (i.e. Prezi, Slides, Draw, etc.)
  • Break
  • Social Emotional Learning Presentation (attached below)
  • Circles (Sequential, non-sequential, and fish bowl)

Suggested Further Readings

Paulo Freire on Faith (Link)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Noam Chomsky, Howard Gardner, and Bruno della Chiesa Harvard Askwith Forum Live Roundtable ( Link )

Gomez, A., Puigvert, L., Flecha, R. (2011) Critical Communicative Methodology: Informing Real Social Transformation Through Research. (Link)

Full Elmore Interview (Link)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Full Book Online (Link)

Education for Critical Consciousness By Paolo Freire  (Link)



Below you can find the following presentation artifacts:

  1. The conference and professional development handouts on virtual reality (VR). Feel free to download and share.
  2. Following the handout is copy of the conference presentation.
  3. Link to a student-made virtual reality museum.
  4. Professional renderings from
  5. a 6th grade student-created tutorial for my free workflow.
  6. A Minecraft inspired scene created by another 6th grade student.



Below is the presentation for session. This will be a brief ten minutes covering research and strategies for implementing the virtual-reality into the classroom.

The following site is our student-made virtual reality museum.


A professional “mystery contest” project uploaded by a user to

Another professional project on

How to export and import into SketchFab as told by a 6th grader.


A Minecraft inspired scene created by a 6th grader. Load the scene on your phone and then view in a Google Cardboard or VR viewer.

My first keynote went well! I was invited to speak at the Kern Rural Residency Program by the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Bakersfield. My talk was centered around the idea that as teachers we are both a scientist and artist. We get are science training through our credentialing and induction programs, but the artistry of teaching happens when we are finally in the classroom. You can view the entire keynote below.

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