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 joining me at the high school, next year, as an incoming ninth grader. Over the years I have been involved with teaching courses for the Community Education program, middle school summer camps, and PDE graduate classes, for teachers, through the Local IU No.10. These classes have been in the areas of visual communications, STEM, and multimedia. At State High, I have taught Drafting and Design, woodworking, Video/Film Technology, and I am currently the primary Computer Graphics and Design Teacher.
Currently we are working with the CIMP-3D lab of the ARL to develop curriculum connections with our Additive Manufacturing Units.
I am looking forward to a great year, with some exciting new tools to bring design and engineering together in a fun way. Thanks to a grant, we now have several Makerbot 3D printers in the room. We also have just placed a Laser Engraver/Cutter in the room. These will allow us to make some very cool projects!
My Teaching Schedule for 2014-15:
PD1 - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design
PD2 - Computer Graphics and Design 1
PD4 - Computer Graphics and Design 1
PD6 - Computer Graphics and Design 1 and 2
PD7 - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design
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 (Freshmen)
Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2012-13 school year:
Kevin Liang - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design (Sophomore)