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What I want to do

Teach.

What matters to me

My students.

What inspires me

My students.

Sherwood, OR USA

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TECHSTART EDUCATION FOUNDATION
August 28, 2010

The TechStart Education Foundation programs helped me kick off my tech teacher career and provides me with ongoing education that shows me new and innovative ways to teach my students about a variety of subjects. I have attended courses in robotics, gaming, Alice, JAVA, and Python programming, and web design. These courses have given me the tools to succeed as both a tech teacher and as the Head Coach for our school Technology Team (Robotics, Engineering and Computer Programming). I look forward to maintaining a positive relationship with TechStart throughout my teaching career!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My teaching by applying the lessons I learned in Techstart sponsored courses to my classroom. My lesson plans are more interesting and the student experience has improved accordingly. My programmers particularly like the annual game design competition.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

EXPAND it! This is a great program that is growing in scope and reach. It needs to continue expansion and establishing partnerships with engineering/science schools including George Fox and the University of Portland. I will certainly attend w/friends!

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

...learning from fellow professionals about the most effective ways to teach technology to young men and women.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...professional. Dedicated. Helpful. Simply outstanding!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...expand! Spread a great idea to other states and help STEM teachers everywhere learn from each other. This organization already knows how to do great things with next to nothing! Imagine what 10M...

Ways to make it better...

... I could do this more often! Expand the programs! Increase the frequency! I will be there!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

...funding! More support means more opportunities to share the good work.

One thing I'd also say is that...

...this organization is worthy of any and all consideration. Contribute! The money helps in a way that is most valuable- at the individual student level.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I participated in two TechStart Superquest events in July and August 2010 and my students participated in the Oregon Game Project Challenge in May 2010.