Rob is a big proponent of authentic assessment strategies and technology in the classroom. Ideas he developed led to his involvement in an exploratory grant from the National Science Foundation under the Cyberlearning designation. This grant focuses on the creation and use of Infographics in the classroom to increase science data literacy. Rob has spoken to teachers on this subject at four National Science Teacher conferences and at EdcampKC and EdcampSTL. He has been asked to speak regionally on the “flipped” classroom model.
In district-wide professional development, he has been a technology leader and has led sessions on social justice. Rob participated in the highly selective Discovery Siemens STEM Institute, and received a Peabody Energy Leader-in-Education Award and the Young Educator of the Year Award from the Educational Technology Association of St Louis. Rob received his M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St Louis and his BS in Biology from Bradley University. Rob teaches for the Gifted Resource Council Summer Camp and is a volunteer referee for the FIRST Robotics Competition.