PBS Digital Innovator 2017

Shawn Patrick Higgins

Shawn Patrick Higgins Oregon
  • Parkrose Middle School
  • Portland, Oregon

Shawn Patrick Higgins is a Middle School Computer Science Teacher with 10 years experience working with youth in creative technology; specializing in project-based curriculum that focuses on digital art, animation, audio, social media, and games as creative alternative pathway to student success! He has been awarded grants by Paul Allen Distinguished Educators, The Clark M. Williams Foundation, as well as being the recipient of The Best Buy Foundation’s Inspired Teaching Award. Higgins is the Oregon regional coordinator for ScratchEd, a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, and Oregon’s 2017 PBS Digital Innovator of the Year

Fun Fact: While born and raised in Philadelphia, before moving to Portland at 25, Shawn lived in Singapore, Melbourne, Changsha, London, and Syracuse!

Follow Shawn on Twitter and Instagram @SPHSPHSPHSPH.