Published on October 3rd, 2017 | by Leah Lazer0
BOARD MEMBER. Steve Gordon has acted as an agent of change throughout his adult life. Mr. Gordon’s professional career spans a wide variety of jobs in multiple fields, including high tech marketing and sales, a pioneer in web design and e-commerce as well as a developer and instructor of corporate training, before becoming a science educator. For twelve years, Mr. Gordon had been teaching earth, space, physical and life science to middle and high school students in suburban public and private schools, Mr. Gordon challenged the status quo by implementing different teaching approaches, taking students outside the walls of the traditional classroom and putting technology in the hands of students to allow them to explore the world around them.
Mr. Gordon was active in the ScratchEd and Starlogo communities introducing these programming and modeling technologies to the students he worked with. Recently, he has been collaborating with organizations to produce educational outcomes such as engaging curriculum, interactive exhibits, puzzles, mazes and games as well as entire events focused on informal learning experiences outside the classroom through the power of play. These organizations include Space Park <www.thespacepark.com> and Meadowscaping for Biodiversity <www.meadowmaking.org>. In addition, Mr. Gordon has experience running a small business, creating maze challenges small enough to trace with a pencil or so huge explorers need to trace and re-trace their footsteps.
Mr. Gordon earned a Masters of Science in Teaching in Secondary Geosciences Education from Boston College and holds B.S. degrees, in the Management of Technology and in Computer Science from University of Maryland, University College. He has completed coursework at Harvard’s extension school in instructional design as well as educational media development to support “flipping” the classroom.
Mr. Gordon is a member of many science organizations including the NSTA and supports several museums. He is an active member in Boston’s Game Makers Guild designing, prototyping and testing a wide range of table-top games. For over thirty-five years, Steve has been active outdoors as an Ultimate Frisbee player and coach at the local, national and international levels.