Welcome to my classroom and my 22nd year here at State College High School.
I am fortunate to have received the Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEEAP) High School Teacher of the Year Award, and a Teacher Excellence Award, from the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) 2013-14.
I have been a Technology Education/STEM teacher, at the State College Area High School, since September 1993. I am graduate of Millersville University (Magna Cum Laude), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education. My wife and I have a daughter, who will be a sophomore, at State High, and will be in my Advanced Computer Graphics class. Over the years I have been involved with teaching courses for the Community Education program, middle school summer camps, PDE graduate classes, for teachers, through the Local IU No.10, and I am a ASM Master Teacher. These classes have been in the areas of visual communications, STEM, and multimedia. At State High, I have taught Drafting and Design, Applied Materials, Video/Film Technology, and I am currently the primary Computer Engineering Graphics and Design Teacher.
What I did this summer:
Spent time with my family.
I helped plan the first ever Maker Fair in State College, PA, held at Schlow Library and surrounding business locations August 24-29.
I taught a "Maker" class for teachers here at Mount Nittany Middle School.
I co-taught, with Mr. Ron Shealer, the first ever ASM Additive Manufacturing Class at Carnegie Mellon University and Penn State University.
We then went on to teach this camp at a very well equipped Community College in Cleveland, OH (Tri-C)
Currently we are working with the CIMP-3D lab at ARL, to develop curriculum connections with our Additive Manufacturing Units, tied to engineering fields at PSU.
I am looking forward to a great year, filled with exciting projects.
|And, new to our Computer Graphics maker space is the Ultimaker 2, thanks to funds provided by Dantes Inc.
My Teaching Schedule for Fall 2015:
PD1.1 - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics
PD2 - Computer Engineering Graphics and Design 2
PD3 - Computer Graphics and Design 1
PD4 - Computer Engineering Graphics and Design 2
PD6 - Computer Engineering Graphics and Design 2
PD7 - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics
Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2014-15 school year:
Grace Van Dyke - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics (Senior)
Nick Sivak - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics (Senior)
More to come:
Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2013-14 school year:
Devin Christian - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics and Design (Senior)
Jacob Keller - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics and Design (Junior)
Nick Feffer - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics and Design (Freshman)
Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2012-13 school year:
Kevin Liang - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design (Sophomore)
The purpose of software is to to make ties to fields that offer students great opportunities for growth in the STEM and design fields. Computer Graphics will make direct and indirect ties to various engineering fields including: mechanical and architectural, along with industrial design, video game design, motion graphics fields, and graphics design, just to name a few areas where our students have found success.
2010-11 Portfolio Development Showcase
Senior Video Media student, attending Ithica College for Film Production
Senior Advanced Computer Graphics
Senior Advanced Computer Graphics
Outstanding Computer Graphics, Technology Education Student 2011
State College Area High School - South