Jason Mckenna | Vice President, Global Educational Strategy
VEX Robotics

Jason Mckenna, Vice President, Global Educational Strategy, VEX Robotics

Jason oversees all curriculum development and classroom integration for the VEX IQ, VEX GO, VEX 123, VEXcode VR, VEX V5/EXP, and VEX Workcell platforms. McKenna is an accomplished educational strategist with over 20 years of experience implementing STEM programs and robotics competitions for students at all levels. He joined the Robomatter team in 2015, which was later acquired by VEX Robotics. In his current role, McKenna ensures the company's educational STEM solutions align with global educational standards and fulfill the needs of today's educators. He travels globally to meet with parents, educators, and key government stakeholders to discuss the challenges of preparing students for a 21st-century, knowledge-based economy.Prior to joining Robomatter, McKenna worked with public school districts in Pennsylvania, at local school and district levels, to align the districts' objectives to educational standards and to establish professional development programs for educators.Jason McKenna has a distinguished track record of developing and implementing innovative, research-based STEM education solutions centered on teaching, learning, and creating inclusive environments. His scholarly work, produced in collaboration with leading experts from prestigious institutions, has garnered significant acclaim and been recognized at top-tier educational conferences. Supported by notable grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the US Defense Research Projects Agency, his research initiatives are pivotal in advancing teaching practices and aligning them with contemporary educational standards to effectively meet the needs of educators and students nationwide.

McKenna is the author of What STEM Can Do for Your Classroom: Improving Student Problem Solving, Collaboration, and Engagement, published by Solution Tree Press.

Appearances:



Day 1 @ 13:45

CS education for all ages with VEX Robotics

Day 2 @ 10:00

Meeting and supporting all CS learners with VEX Robotics

last published: 24/May/24 07:25 GMT

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