Glen Westbroek is a seventh- through ninth-grade science teacher and science department chair at Orem Junior High in Orem. From 2006 to 2013, he also served as the Alpine District Science Specialist after school hours. As facilitator of Utah's Sci-ber Text project, Mr. Westbroek directed other teachers in writing an online textbook aligned to state and national standards. Previously, he taught at a private school for children with behavior disorders and learning disabilities. Mr. Westbroek was one of the school's lead teachers in applying the Co-NECT model, and under his direction, integrated classroom projects have received national recognition. He assisted in rewriting the Utah State Science Core to follow national science standards and has shown leadership in technology integration and technology training throughout his school, district and state. He mentors beginning teachers and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Mr. Westbroek earned his bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in 1984. In September 2005, he was named Alpine School District Teacher of the Year.
This past year, I was awarded two Pedagogical Innovator grants by my district. One grant provided GoPro cameras for classroom use. The second grant provided 40 iPad minis for classroom use. Another teacher and I have students create videos during labs. Next year we plan to have students create science video lab reports.
1984 Brigham Young University - Hawaii Campus, B.S.