I began teaching in 2003. I spent over 11 years as a computer teacher & technology coordinator for the New York City Department of Education. Since 2014 I have been a computer teacher & technology coordinator for Scarsdale Public Schools. Beginning in 2014 I took a different approach to what I do and changed my (unofficial) title to Purveyor of Geekery.
I have taught both middle and elementary school. From a SURR (corrective action) school in Bed-Stuy to an A-rated school in Park Slope, and now the leafy suburbs just north of NYC. I have a Masters in Educational Administration (School Based Leader), and Masters in Instructional Technology, as well as a Masters of Science in Teaching (MST) Grades K-6.
Between the various degrees, diverse school and neighborhood settings, countless students & colleagues, and all the things in between I have decided to document how I've gotten to where I am, the things that keep me going and push me to move forward, and the way I see education in this this era.
My students have always been involved in my sites, from my original classroom blog and wiki page, to the updated versions that better represented the space and students, such as PS10Tech and HeathcoteTech, as part of things work in my lab. I've also been very active on Twitter with school related feeds for both PS10Tech and HeathcoteTech. My personal/professional feed is @mr_casal...
Everything I've done prior to this blog has been for my students. I've created a space for me, about my craft.
This is what makes me tick. This is what makes me run. This is my operating system.
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