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Michael Lipson

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Instructional Technology Specialist for the Natick Public Schools BM:SRT 2008 Home Natick MA . : http://www.natickps.org . : http://www.mikelipson.com
Biography

For the past five years I’ve been teaching technology electives, most notably Electronic Music and Game Design, first at Hopkinton High School and now at Natick High School. I also offer my Game Design course online through TEC Online Academy. Before I started teaching,  worked briefly as an Acoustical Engineer at a private firm in Connecticut, and completed my internship at Videre Conferencing.

Notes

At Natick High, I’m pioneering a new style of instruction called Quest-Based Learning that puts students in control of their experience and allows them to focus and specialize on topics that interest them. I’ve also recently earned Professional Teacher Status in Natick, and I’m on track to earn my Masters of Educational Technology degree this Spring at Boise State University, as well as my Professional-level teaching license.

My projects of note include the quest-based courses I’ve created and administered, most of whose materials are available via my website, and which I intend to build a separate site for in the future. I was also very proud to be invited to speak on a panel called Education Gamification at Penny Arcade Expo 2013, a well-known gaming convention in Boston.

 

News

Right now I’m staying busy upgrading my teaching licensure, earning my Masters degree and teaching online courses, but I’m also working on a slew of side projects. I have a couple of apps (Countdown Sync and WhoMentionedMe) in the Chrome App Store, I have a series of game development tutorial videos on my YouTube channel, and a host of other ideas in the works as well.

I am also, as of this past summer, engaged! I will be getting married in Spring of 2015.