Gage encourages students to explore science concepts and utilize tech tools to apply these understandings to real life challenges. Their students work with apps, software, and lab experiments to explore problems and develop understandings, then use tinkerCAD, 3D printing, and other build materials to create solutions. Gage has presented innovative work with students at conferences including CAIS, T4SJ, NAIS, and ISTE. They earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and earned a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Secondary Science at Loyola Marymount University. Gage presently teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Windward School.
Kevin has been teaching science for sixteen years, and has always had an inclination to teach via a project-based curriculum. His philosophy on science education stems from a belief that students should be learning how to test for and solve problems rather than studying facts and content. Kevin has been able to move CBL at Windward to the next level thanks to help of parents, colleagues, and the community in which the students work. This year, Kevin is excited to work alongside community-based leadership and organizations to grow Windward's CBL Program, and Challenge Based Learning as a whole, into a more just and impactful celebration of ideas and solutions.