My goal is to expand STEM-oriented learning, not just here in Georgia, but nationally and internationally.

I want to create a more refined curriculum in case-based learning projects, like robotics and the health professions, and improve the quality of this kind of experience. Students need to be able to leave our classroooms able to deal with real world problems using complex and dynamic situations and make responsible, reflective decisions by applying scientific and professional knowledge and skills.

One of my more recent projects has been a partnership with RoboRobo, a South Korean robotics company, and local K-12 classrooms to bring robotics projects into the classroom. Each kit is built with children in mind, with the wires and connections easily seen and manipulated by students. The quality of the learning experience generated by this kind of design can’t be underestimated. Students are engaged, curious and interested in ways rarely seen in traditional activities.

Just as I believe we need to take students in our classrooms from simple content knowledge to the strategic knowledge to be able to implement the content, I, too, push my students to be able to manipulate data and interact with the world in the most engaging way possible. I don’t want my graduates to just be able to lecture about education. They should be able to go out into the world to create excellent instruction.

Learn more about Ikseon Choi.

Ikseon Choi
College of Education
Rivers Crossing
Athens, GA
Education: 
Ph.D. The Pennsylvannia State University