TeacherCast welcomes Brent Coley, Don Goble and Cameron Stevens on the show to talk about Apple Distinguished Educators, iBook Author and much more.
- Student Blogging
- Classroom Tech
- Student Podcasting
- Apple Stuff
- Class websites
Websites and Apps Discussed:
About our Guests:
Cameron Stevens (Jr. High Principal, CA)
My desire to get in to the field of education started when I was in the 11th grade. My U.S. History teacher was one of the best I ever had. He is the one I credit for instilling in me a desire to become a teacher. That desire was solidified at Azusa Pacific University sitting under many amazing History professors. I even remember the lecture that was being given when the light went on that this is what I wanted to do. After receiving my B.A. in Social Science from APU in 1999, I immediately went in to the Teacher Credential program at APU. I received my first full-time teaching position at Calvary Murrieta Christian School. I spent the next 9 years teaching within the Social Studies department. I then felt led to move in to administration. I entered my Masters program at Azusa Pacific University in the fall of 2008, graduating in July of 2009 with a M.A. in Educational Leadership. I am now in my 3rdyear as a Junior High Principal. Having experienced teaching from chalk on a blackboard, to the swipe of the smart-board, it is evident that education has changed. I am exited to be a part of that change as we move in to more engaging instruction utilizing various forms of technology to enhance the learning experience.
I am happily married to my bride of 8 years. We have three wonderful children, ages 7, 4, and 3. One of the highlights of my year is getting the opportunity to travel and teach our school’s East Coast Historic Tour.
Facebook: Cameron Stevens
Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996. He spent his first six years in the field teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Fullerton School District in Orange County. In 2002, he moved to Murrieta where he taught 5th grade for nine years at Tovashal Elementary. Brent is currently serving as an assistant principal at Shivela Middle School where he is enjoying his role of supporting teachers and parents as they support their students. He is also the Instructional Technology Leader for his site, helping teachers infuse technology into their teaching to maximize student learning.
Brent attended California State University Fullerton and earned a bachelor’s degree in Child Development in 1995, his teaching credential a year later, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2000. He returned to school at California State University San Marcos and earned an administrative credential in 2007.
Mr. Coley is passionate about educational technology. Whether it’s podcasting,math review videos, or digital (iPod) flash cards, he’s always looking for new ways to incorporate technology into education. His philosophy regarding educational technology boils down to this — a) technology has the “cool” factor for students, and b) kids are already using tools like the Web, iPods/iPads, and cell phones, so educators should do everything they can to leverage this technology for educational purposes.
Though he is no longer in the classroom, the resources on his award-winning classroom website are still accessible to students and educators, and through his blog, Brent shares his thoughts and resources on teaching and educational technology. He loves sharing with other educators and has been a presenter at regional and state educational technology conferences.
When not working, Brent loves spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys reading fantasy novels and playing golf.
Don Goble is in his 7th year teaching full-time at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, MO. Don serves as the Broadcast Technology Instructor, Co-Director of LHS-TV, and a Ladue School District Video Producer. He coaches the Varsity Rams Baseball team. In addition, Don has helped build a strong partnership with the top educator media-sharing source on the web, SchoolTube.com, as well as speak on the national circuit at educational conferences all over North America. He also serves as an Executive Board Member in charge of Media Relations for the Save A Life Campaign. Don is an avid Apple user, and loves creating videos in Final Cut Pro. In fact, Don was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2011. He was also named as the 2011 Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Educator of the Year by the Gateway Media Literacy Partners.