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ESSK Welcomes Chris Regini to the Team

Passionate STEAM Educator Joins our team

by Bob Budah, Director

It is a sincere pleasure to introduce Chris Regini to our Extreme STEAM Science Kids team. Chris is a middle school science teacher at Half Hollow Hills who possesses a rare talent to motivate, stimulate and engage his students by using state-of-the-art technology.  He thoroughly believes that teaching his students to critically think, work in teams, create and adapt are important skills for their future. In addition, he is a certified Raspberry Pi instructor who has traveled to other countries to assist with their education models.  His progressive thoughts have guided him to arrange for Citizen Science where his students collaborate with other students from around the world. He presently is working with Princeton University to analyze the work that he has created with the use of technology in his classroom. Chris will be collaborating with our Science Director, Stacey Susinno, and her staff to keep Extreme STEAM Science Kids on the cutting edge.

About Chris Regini

Chris Regini is a passionate STEAM educator that empowers students to build skill sets that make them future-ready problem solvers. With a degree in physics from the University of Connecticut, he has spent 15 years in the Half Hollow Hills school district dedicating himself to changing the way students experience science. He uses a flipped model of instruction that allows for an immersive array of project-based learning. Chris’s students are producers of technology instead of mere consumers. 3D printing, stop animation, augmented reality and social media are among the tools that he uses to change the dynamic of how students learn. As a Raspberry Pi certified instructor, he incorporates physical computing and IoT automation to introduce computational thinking into the science lab. His students earn digital badges that create portfolios stocked with metadata related to skill acquisition and evidence of achievement. Chris enriches the curriculum by challenging his students to confront issues ranging from the future of food to climate neutrality. This is facilitated through citizen science partnerships with the United Nations, NASA, and Princeton University. He believes in broadening the lens through which his young learners view the world and has created a collaborative global classroom in which his students have lab partners on four continents.

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