“I learn – or try to – by spreading things out, mentally and physically, and then seeing how they connect. Then I try to arrange and rearrange the things and make an outline of how they touch and inform each other.”
Quinn Burke is Senior Director of Computational Thinking Research in Learning Experience Design (LED) at Digital Promise. Quinn’s research examines the effectiveness of different programming activities by which to introduce computer science and computational thinking (CT) to students. Quinn’s research has been supported by state and federal grants, and more recently he has been supporting a wide range of school districts’ articulation of K-12 computing pathways. He has written a number of articles and co-authored two books through MIT Press around integrating computing and CT into the school day. Prior to joining Digital Promise, Quinn taught at the college and high school levels. He hails from Chicago originally and has a beautiful wife and daughter, and the worst behaved dog in the Bay Area.