George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mark Gura

Author of Getting Started with LEGO Robotics: A Guide for K-12 Educators - (Former) Director of the Office of Instructional Technology of the NYC Department of Education - Since retirement I've developed programs for Education students at Fordham University and have taught teacher education courses for Fordham and currently, Touro College. - I've written and published professional books for teachers for ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), Corwin, Scarecrow, and Information Age publishers. I've written numerous articles for education magazines like Educational Leadership, Converge, T.H.E. Journal, and Ed Tech. Also, the Science Fun-omena educational supplement for The Daily News. I was the principal writer/producer and host of the popular Talking Financial Literacy podcast, produced under the aegis of The University of South Florida and funded by a grant from McGraw Hill. - Currently President of the Literacy Special Interest Group of ISTE, I write and produce its newsletter, journal, and podcast. - My approach to working with teachers has always been to emphasize exciting, satisfying projects through which important learning is achieved through high student interest and engagement.

Areas of Interest: 
STEM Education - Literacy Education - Arts Education,