January Featured Educator – Michael Dreesen

Michael DreesenMassCUE is pleased to announce Michael Dreesen as our Featured Educator for January 2022!

His middle school students at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Woburn, Massachusetts, are engaged in hands-on learning that emphasizes the use of CAD software, computer automated machinery, electronics, robotics, coding, and other technologies. When it’s time to unplug, students learn the importance of drafting and how to safely use all types of hand tools.  Every day brings about new experiences for students in all areas of technology.

You can see some of the great projects Michael’s students have created in his classes by visiting https://twitter.com/MrDreesen_KMS

Michael exemplifies what MassCUE is all about – innovation, courage, and using technology to redefine education. 

MassCUE would like to recognize Michael Dreesen for his contributions to educators and students everywhere. Congratulations on a job well-done!

Michael Dreesen has been in education for eleven years. Currently, he is in his fifth year teaching Engineering Technology at the John F. Kennedy Middle School In Woburn, Massachusetts. Michael’s students are engaged in his classes, and have thrived during these unprecedented times. Michael was nominated and received the 2021 Woburn Awesome Teacher award in March. Michael teaches all students in 6th and 8th grade, as well as  provides professional development for Woburn teachers.  In the summers, he teaches in a Makerspace to students anywhere from elementary age to high school. Campers engage in all types of hands-on activities that provide experiences in the design process.  The summers also allow Michael time to design and build custom furniture and other products for clients.

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