Over the past four years I’ve had the privilege of coach my school’s FIRST LEGO League robotics teams, the Fitzgerald Falcons
Joe Bustillos’ Teaching Portfolio
Vegas PBS visited our newly created STEAM Lab at HP Fitzgerald Elementary School to talk to students, Fred Watson, the Principal and Joe Bustillos, the STEAM Lab Educator, about their experiences and the potential educational value of using VR with elementary school students.
The Brain-child of Full Sail University’s Luis Garcia, Full Sail Labs was commissioned to give it’s 7- to 12-year-old campers an intense immersion into hands-on learning of robotics, movie making, digital music and game programming.
I took my years as an online student, my experience using HTML and pushed Full Sail’s content management service so that students had a consistent, easy to navigate experience that promoted connection, communication and learning.
I’ve used technology in education to extend my reach, not to eliminate the human connection in teaching. The following video is an example of one of our weekly sessions.
On December 11, 2009, approximately 1,500 Ocoee middle school students and staff members performed “Gotta Keep Reading” several times, with EMDT instructor, Kathy Craven directing the small army of cameras (including one in a crane), while I shot stills.
The following two videos were created in 2005 when I was going from teaching at the K-6 level to teaching in a middle school computer/media lab.
In 2005 I created these two video essays based on my experiences as a computer lab teacher and site technology coordinator.
After experimenting with student-created PSAs/journalism teams with my 6th grade students, I helped design and implement our Magnet Program to make our school into a video-journalism-based school or FACT – Furgeson Academy of Communications and Technology.