Mark Rogers

Meridian World School
Round Rock, TX

Project Description:

Rogers’ winning program, “Students Teaching Students,” modifies the idea of online video tutorials by letting students, not teachers, be the principal instructors. Through this project, students will achieve mastery of the featured subject matter and concepts, gain knowledge of a popular new medium for developing educational skills for students around the world, and developing healthy online social media habits. Students who participate in the project will research, practice and deliver a short lesson while they are filmed by a classmate. The students will then work together to edit and upload the video to YouTube. Students will become subject matter experts, while simultaneously developing a positive online presence by helping their peers around the world. Rogers, who lives in Round Rock, hopes as students learn the intrinsic benefits of assisting others in the learning process, they will grow to become more empathetic citizens who understand the benefits of education.