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Host, OnEducation Podcast
“From what Mr. Washburn said, I want to take this world to the next level by actually going and doing the impossible things.” – Grade 5 Student
Mike is the host of the US iTunes chart topping Education podcast OnEducation (https://goo.gl/kRGNMm). In his prior role as a Computer Science teacher, he created a custom-made curriculum, using elements of game design and game-based learning, to captivate and engage his students. He has had the opportunity to share his ground breaking approach to Computer Science education at ISTE (2015, 2018), BIT (2014), Schoology NEXT (2018), as well as in interviews with major newspapers (Toronto Star, 2017). Mike’s Grade 8 curriculum, which asked students to spend the entire school year designing their own video games, from proposal to pitch, graphics to BETA and release has seen him be recognized as a thought-leader in Computer Science education. Mike challenges all educators to never stop learning and always be reaching for what’s next.