Mark has taught for 9 years at Elida Public High School in Ohio where he integrates entrepreneurial thinking into computer programming, web design, Photoshop, and video editing. His students create VR experiences in Unity for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The students’ passion to create quality content has resulted in deeper learning of computer programming, software design, and true collaboration. In this lab, mistakes are encouraged, projects are hands-on, and expectations are high. Mark is director of Rockettech.org, a student-driven club that seeks to prepare students for a life of innovation by having them provide web, video, and employee training services in exchange for donations. Students learn what they need to stay afloat in a “just in time” manner rather than a “just in case” one.
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