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Josh Nichols

Stockbridge Community Schools
STEM Teacher, Founder of CrossBraining
nicholsj@panthernet.net
Josh Nichols


Josh is a STEM teacher at Stockbridge Community Schools.

Josh has taught for 20 years and approaches each lesson using Project Based Learning. Josh speaks at numerous events across the country about how to transform education using student made videos that show learning..

Josh has received many education awards including the Michigan Lottery Teacher Excellence Award, Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee; and he currently sits on the MiSTEM Advisory Board for the State of Michigan.

Josh launched an EdTech company called CrossBraining in 2015 that focuses on digital storytelling. He has partnered with GoPro cameras and Spring Arbor University. The CrossBraining Competency-Based Management App will be out in the Spring of 2018. The app will help teachers and students manage, capture and narrate projects they are doing giving a window into learning and into the classroom.

Some of his teaching and school activities include:

Taking part in expeditions to Palau in the South Pacific with high school students and their teacher who partnered with the Bent Prop organization to locate MIA’s from WWII using underwater robots.
Built and manage a school greenhouse
Teaching 4th graders how to build robots to release salmon.
Teaching elementary students how to use 3D printing to find solutions to engineering challenges.