We wish to recognize members of the school community who have successfully implemented Parallax products and educational material into their classrooms. We are continually impressed by the creative ways that our educational customers use our products in a broad range of learning environments. It is inspiring to see how dedicated our community is to ensuring that students acquire transferable skills as they move forward towards careers in STEM.
Parallax is honored to recognize educators who go the extra mile in their classroom, pairing our products with STEM-focused learning to the benefit of their students. The Featured Teacher interviews we collect help other educators who are starting out or improving their STEM or Robotics programs, and they demonstrate the flexibility of our educational platforms. Featured Teachers are asked to share their experience, ideas, and even helpful resources in the hopes that their knowledge can guide other educators teaching electronics and programming. By sharing their stories,our goal is to invigorate and inspire educators in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. By helping one another succeed we are all rewarded, and we can ensure successful future generations.
How to Become a Featured Teacher
To be a Parallax Featured Teacher, we ask that an educator:
- Currently (or very recently) teach in a public or private K-12 school, junior college, trade school, or university. District technology coordinators are also eligible, as are homeschoolers, robotics club mentors, and Scout leaders. We are open to the depth of the school community and want to account for all learning environments.
- Use Parallax's microcontrollers, robots, development boards, or education kits and tutorials with their students as a substantial element in their curriculum. Although, we would love to hear about all outstanding teachers in STEM Education.
Selected recipients are announced on our Featured Teachers page. Their Featured Teacher interviews are posted online to be shared with the educational community.
To be considered for a Featured Teacher Award, download our Featured Teacher Interview Form (a PDF form). Fill it out, and return it with a photograph. If you wish, you may also send any classroom resources to use with Parallax products that you would like to share with other educators.
Parallax Featured Teachers
Mark EvansSchool: Marian Catholic High School
Location: Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA
Grade level(s) or classroom focus: 9–12
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Bruce D. WilliamsSchool: Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts
Location: Trenton, NJ
Grade level(s) or classroom focus: 6-8th, Robotics/STEM Club
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Noelle McDanielSchool: DaVinci Academy of Arts and Sciences
Location: Corning, CA
Grade level(s) or classroom focus: 6, Makerspace, After-school Tech Club
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Alejandro A. Barranco CandanedoSchool: Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Technological University of Panama)
Location: David, Chiriquí, Republica de Panamá
Grade level(s) or classroom focus: Introducción a la Programación (Introduction to Programming)
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