Please accompany me in welcoming Robert Parks to the MIT App Inventor education team.
Robert is a curriculum developer, author, designer and teacher with keen understanding of student empowerment in STEM. His 2005 publication Makers was the first book on the maker movement. He’s served as senior editor for Wired Magazine with articles in Wired and Popular Science and he’s designed STEM resources for middle and high school students at the WGBH Educational Foundation. His goal, in his own words, is to envision the STEM classroom “not as a funnel for technical vocabulary, but as a stage for independent student-led experiences that promote deep understanding.” We at MIT App Inventor are enthusiastic in welcoming Robert to our team and we’re looking forward to his talent and creativity.