West Palm Beach, Florida
"Do, or do not. There is no try."
Rob Schwartz has been teaching technology education since the mid-1990s, employing innovative strategies and a student-directed approach to learning that have garnered his programs and students much recognition. He currently teaches communications technology, in which he and his students employ Adobe® Creative Suite® Design software — he is particularly fluent in Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator® — and Creative Suite Production Premium to produce various print, design, and multimedia projects.
Schwartz shares his methods for a design-based approach to curriculum in presentations at many local, state, and national conferences, as well as in an award-winning website he created. BrainBuffet.com showcases his programs and curriculum and enables students and educators to learn more about technology education.
BrainBuffet.com contributed to his work, receiving a Program of Excellence award by the International Technology Education Association in 2001. He has also been honored with an Epsilon Pi Tau Exemplary Teacher and Exemplary Scholar award (2004), Florida Technology Education Association Program of the Year (2000) recognition, and the Cyberfair Competition Grand Prize award (1999).
"Teaching and Learning with Technology," by Judy Lever-Duffy — Rob is the book’s technical editor and writes technical and multimedia content for the website.