I am happy to share my conversation with Mike Yakubovsky. Mike is the STEM Coordinator and lead engineering teacher at Coppell High School, a 1:1 iPad Apple Distinguished School. He has been with CISD since 2003 and started the CHS School of Engineering in 2006. The School of Engineering is a 4-year pre-college engineering program focusing on design in which learners work on projects that prepare them for college STEM disciplines. Activities expose learners to design, applications of math and science, electronics, kinematics, and coding. Learners have begun Swift Playgrounds and Swift as a core component of their coding instruction. In addition to teaching, Mike is the department Instructional Coach.
Mike was honored as an Apple Distinguished Educator in the spring of 2017. In 2015, the Metroplex Technology Business Council named Mike the Tech Titan of the Future for High Schools. Prior to that, Mike was presented with the Excellence in Engineering Education award from National Instruments and was named a runner up for the Discover Educator Award. Mike is the advisor for several organizations related to the Engineering program: Society of Women Engineers, Society of Minority Engineers, and the Coppell Solar Racing Team.
I would like to thank Mike for taking time out of his busy teaching and engineering coaching schedule.
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