Dr. Skateboard is Bill Robertson, Ph.D., an educator for more than 20 years and has taught at the middle school, high school, and university levels. His academic areas of expertise are in science education, curriculum development, and technology integration for K–12. Dr. Bill Robertson is no ordinary guy and his identity as Dr. Skateboard comes from his expertise in the fields of education and skateboarding. Always one to combine education with athletic achievement, Bill has received a Ph.D. in Multicultural Teacher and Childhood Education. He also has accumulated undergraduate degrees in History, Spanish and Zoology, as well as a Master's degree in Education. Bill has been a high school and middle school teacher too. He is an accomplished professional announcer, performer, presenter and teacher. A skateboarder for over 35 years, Bill has entertained 1000's of spectators at schools, special events and festivals throughout the United States.
The History of Dr. Skateboard's Action Science
Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning - Book out now!
Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning is now available from Corwin Publishing. It targets Middle School science teachers looking to teach physical science content through the methodology of constructivism. It also contains links to great BMX and skateboarding photos, videos accessed by QR codes and 8 activities to do in the classroom, in addition to the framework for teaching and learning. It is also available for sale through Amazon.com, Corwin.com and eBooks.com.
Beginning in the fall of 2011, KCOS will have a new “live” kids show that will begin to air in El Paso. Robert Bettes, the Weatherman for Channel 4 News, is the host, and there is also a live band that is part of the show. Local schools have also been scheduled so that students (K-3) can come and be part of the studio audience. The show is called “Blast Beyond” and has a space/technology theme to the set. You can also see the show online at the KCOS Local Programs Listing.
Here are the specific episodes that feature Dr. Skateboard:
Also available is Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science which incorporates a four part Video Series and an accompanying curriculum guide of twenty classroom activities that focus on concepts in physical science that integrate action sports, including skateboarding and Bicycle Motocross (BMX). If you are interested in the complete Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science curriculum, please follow the directions on the order request page.