My name is Rich Bateman and I am currently on the teaching staff at Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, California. I teach 3 periods of Computer Graphic Design and 2 periods of Engineering Design. The Computer Graphic Design course introduces the students to both the 2D & 3D visual design space. To gain this valuable design experience, students learn Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Cinema 4D, and Autodesk 3ds Max. Students matriculating through the Engineering courses first take the Introduction to Engineering and then complete the second year with Engineering Principles. Within both of these courses, students design, prototype, and 3D print both entrepreneurial and manufacturing concepts using Autodesk AutoCAD, Fusion 360, and 3ds Max.
I have two Educational Master Degrees from Azusa Pacific University; the first in Curriculum and Instruction and the most recent in Educational Technology and Learning. My previous teaching and administrative duties have included: 4th and 6th Grade self-contained classrooms; 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Social Science; Social Science Department Chair; and Technology Coordinator for Sycamore Canyon Middle School in Newbury Park, California. Coaching volleyball and broadcasting career mentoring are additional passions I have pursued during my twenty years of teaching service with the Conejo Valley Unified School District. I am a faithful agent of change through technology implementation and want to utilize open source and 3D printing technologies to further K-12 "maker" education in the physical and virtual classrooms. I believe in teaching high school students the rigors of New Media technology to provide a foundation in college and career readiness.
Specialties: Teaching, K-12 Technology Curriculum. Educational Staff Development, Educational Leadership.
Professional Associations: 3DPI, ACM, AUVSI, CSTA, CUE, ERSI, ISTE, SIGGRAPH
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Thousand Oaks High School
ADDRESS: 2323 N. Moorpark Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA PHONE: (805) 495-7491