Grade(s): Middle School
Mark Barnes is attempting to bring true reform to the education world with his Results Only Learning Environment, or ROLE. Based on the motivation and education research of successful authors and presenters like, Daniel Pink, Alfie Kohn, John Hattie and Stephen Krashen, along with his 18 years as a public school teacher in three grades, Mark has developed a new system that completely changes teaching and learning. Mark has written a book on results-only learning, called ROLE Reversal, to be published in early 2013 by ASCD.
While transforming his classroom into a ROLE, Mark was also revolutionizing K-12 web-based instruction by bringing private student web sites into his own online classroom -- an extension of school into cyberspace. Mark has developed five online courses for educators, taught through two accredited colleges.
A popular speaker and presenter, Mark is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), professional development leader ASCD, and he is recognized by the Discovery Education Network as a "Star Educator" for his outstanding work in K-12 technology. He is also the creator of the how-to video site for educators, www.learnitin5.com.