Techspo is a educational technology conference held in New Jersey each year. The conference always features some of the brightest minds in the world of education and technology. Even among those at Techspo, Chris Aviles stands out. I had the privilege of seeing Chris present last year on Gamifying the Classroom. We are proud to have Chris share with us this week!
5 Questions with… @techedupteacher
1. What do you most want your students to take with them from your classroom, school or district?
A love of lifelong learning.
2. What are the most rewarding and/or the most frustrating aspects of education?
Most rewarding is working side-by-side with students to create something they are passionate about. The most frustrating aspect of education is all of the politics.
3. What advice would you give to young teachers?
Commit yourself to being a better teacher. Never be content. You, your class, and your kids can always be better. Spend time growing as a professional and never lose your passion.
4. What has influenced your career the most?
Seeing the amazing things teachers can do for their kids and themselves using technology.
5. As an educator, what are you currently focused on?
Providing a personal, authentic learning experience for every student in my Innovation Lab.
Chris Aviles is the EDtech Coach for Fair Haven School district in Fair Haven, NJ. Before that, Chris taught high school English for nine years. His classroom featured advanced gamification with a yearlong Alternate Reality Game, self-paced and self-directed mastery, BYOD, Passion-based and flipped learning, and blending!
At Fair Haven, Chris is rolling out some great learning experiences for kids in the District Innovation Labs and beyond, telling the schools’ stories using data and the digital arts.