Brian Coffey

Former administrator Brian Coffey successfully implemented innovative STEM education programs in Ohio, and now brings his expertise to districts across the country.

Speaking Topics

  • Leveraging ST Math as an instructional tool in schools
  • STEM innovation in schools
  • School leadership and design thinking
  • Overcoming challenges implementing blended learning
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Problems, Projects, Products: Designing Transdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning
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Full Bio

Brian Coffey, Senior Academic Director at MIND Research Institute, has served as a principal of elementary and middle schools, as well as a STEM instructional coach, in the Columbus, Ohio area. Brian aims to expand the reach and impact of innovative education that engages, challenges and inspires school districts and communities with successful edtech strategies that enhance student learning. As a principal, Brian led his school to become the first elementary campus to earn the state’s official designation as a STEM school in 2017. He also served on the Ohio Department of Education’s STEM Working committee that researched and identified innovative educational best practices. Prior to that, Brian co-authored the Past Foundation's publication Problems, Projects, Products: Designing Transdisciplinary Problem-based Learning, which explored design thinking and problem-based learning in STEM fields. Brian received a bachelor’s in secondary education and in sociology from Indiana University, a master’s in educational administration from Ashland University, and his Superintendency Licensure from Ohio State University.

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