Joey Tanaka

Joey Tanaka

I am a forward thinking EdTech and Robotics specialist that has taught 10 years at Bertschi School, located in Seattle and 13 years in grades 3-5 at a public Title 1 school. My life as a teacher follows a crazy path, having been interviewed for research Bill Gates was conducting on robots, to studying at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics & Engineering Center, to being invited to present at the LEGO Global HQ in Denmark. Sometime later, I was invited and met Mitch Resnick (creator of Scratch) at a LEGO sponsored closed event. The following year, I was chosen, amongst 50 educators from around the world, to study at MIT's famed Media Lab, where I met former Media Lab director, Joi Ito and famed roboticist, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal. More recently, I was selected as a Wonder Workshop Global Ambassador and was interviewed for Educator of the Month. I have worked on projects with foundry10 on VR, was interviewed for WIRED magazine and am always looking for new ways to inspire, connect and make kids go, "Whoah! That's so cool! I want to learn more!"

EdTech & Robotics Specialist
Bertschi School

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I am a forward thinking EdTech and Robotics specialist that has taught 10 years at Bertschi School, located in Seattle and 13 years in grades 3-5 at a public Title 1 school. My life as a teacher follows a crazy path, having been interviewed for research Bill Gates was conducting on robots, to studying at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics & Engineering Center, to being invited to present at the LEGO Global HQ in Denmark. Sometime later, I was invited and met Mitch Resnick (creator of Scratch) at a LEGO sponsored closed event. The following year, I was chosen, amongst 50 educators from around the world, to study at MIT's famed Media Lab, where I met former Media Lab director, Joi Ito and famed roboticist, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal. More recently, I was selected as a Wonder Workshop Global Ambassador and was interviewed for Educator of the Month. I have worked on projects with foundry10 on VR, was interviewed for WIRED magazine and am always looking for new ways to inspire, connect and make kids go, "Whoah! That's so cool! I want to learn more!"