Mr. Mark Kobel
Teacher, Whitcomb

Mr. Mark Kobel was born in Worcester, MA and is now living in Holden, MA.  He taught Industrial Arts / Technology Education / Technology Engineering for 30 years at Gardner Middle School and Gardner High School.  He developed a curriculum for the high school which grew from one to six sections of a college prep, lab science, standards based Technology/Engineering class which included MCAS testing for many students.   Since 2012, he has been teaching in Marlborough on a STEM team. The program incorporates engineering through collaborative projects and interdisciplinary studies.

As a member on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Review Panel, he has been involved with the Massachusetts Revised STE standards process since 2009.  He focuses on incorporating real world problem solving, hands on skills, educational technology, and project-based learning into my classroom. He believes that today’s students need to be creative, active learners that can apply information as well as find and filter new information to solve real world problems. They must be able to work individually and collaboratively. They need to be able to use a variety of media to document and present their activities and accomplishments.