About

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Brian Bushart is the Curriculum Coordinator for Elementary Mathematics in Round Rock ISD in Round Rock, Texas. He received his B.S. degree in Applied Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. He then taught elementary school in the Austin area for eight years. During that time, he earned his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Development from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2009, he took advantage of an opportunity to join Time To Know, an education company based out of Israel. For the next five years, Brian led a team of content developers creating digital math curriculum. Brian entered his current role in Round Rock ISD in 2014.

Brian’s passion is fostering teachers’ and students’ identities as mathematical sense makers. Brian has shared this work at local, state, and national conferences including NCTMCAMT, and the CGI National Conference. Brian is committed to his own professional learning and that of other educators. In 2014, he co-founded #ElemMathChat, a national Twitter chat that creates a welcoming space for elementary educators to network and grow professionally. For the past two years, he served on the board of Global Math Department, an organization that provides weekly professional development webinars and newsletters to educators across the globe. Starting in fall 2018 he will begin serving as the Vice President of the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics. Brian also volunteers on conference planning committees including the 2017 NCTM Innov8 Conference, the 2018 NCTM Regional Conference in Seattle, and CAMT 2019.

You can follow Brian on this blog and @bstockus on Twitter.

DISCLAIMER: This is a personal Web site, produced on my own time and solely reflecting my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: There is this “buffet of choice” for teaching and learning of mathematics: How can I choose?!? | One of Thirty Voices

  2. Lauren Giordano

    Thank you Kristin, Jamie and Brian for inspiring me to take the plunge on a numberless word problem. Your blogs gave me such insight into the how and why that I felt comfortable giving it a try this morning when I had a last second opportunity to teach a Grade 2 subtraction word problem lesson. Students shared that they most enjoyed being able to choose “just right” numbers for themselves (I love the literacy connection). They said that the most challenging part was selecting numbers that “made sense” in the context of the problem. I loved that for some students, this was very important to them. This gives insight into their depth of understanding of the problem (background knowledge) as well as their number sense and estimation skills. My biggest regret is not having enough time for students to share and hear each other’s reasons for the numbers they selected, the models they used, and their computational strategies. However, I was able to connect with many students individually and their worksheets shed light on their strategies. I feel a huge sense of success in witnessing so many Standards for Mathematical Practice at play in this one short 30 minute lesson and in seeing so much engagement and interest on the part of the students. So much potential here. Thank you again. Lauren

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  3. Amaya Ortigosa

    Hi Brian, Just wanted to say how much I enjoy following your work through your blog. I am the numeracy consultant with Elk Island Public Schools and I will be taking some of your ideas from your elementary teacher cohort into the work I do here. Thanks again!

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