Middle School Science, STEM, and Tech Teacher; NBCT - EA Generalist; Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT); ISTE Capstone I & II; Husband, Father, Educator, Runner, Blogger, Tweeter, Gamer - In that order! :) Alfonso (Al) Gonzalez has been teaching in grades 4 through 8 for the past 26 years. In that time Al has developed a classroom model that is exciting and student-centered to prepare all students for whatever futures they have coming their way. Al utilizes STEM to educate his students and has worked in classrooms with a single computer, taking students to a computer lab, having students bring their own devices (BYOD), using iPads, using Netbooks, and in a 1:1 environment using Macs, iPads, and PCs. Al has blended his classroom instruction as well as gamified his courses to motivate all students.