For over 30 years, Mr. Haydock has dedicated his professional life to education. His work has been at the nexus of, science, technology, and education. Mr. Haydock has worked as a classroom educator, administrator, a museum educator, and as a curriculum developer always building high-quality curriculum and experiences PK-20 grades.
Mr. Haydock has developed, led, and supported programs and platforms for respected educational programs and publishers, including Gearbox Labs, CenterPoint Education Solutions, Parcc Inc., The Smithsonian Institution's Science Education Center, National Geographic Society's JASON Project, and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Together with Isabel Mendiola, he founded Gearbox Labs as a response to the need for more engineers and coders with science understanding. While volunteering for Gearbox Labs, he has co-authored three curricula and provides hundreds of hours of professional development to teachers and workshops for students.
Working at CenterPoint Education Solutions, Mr. Haydock built online professional development courses and a pilot science assessment based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). For Parcc Inc., he built the Partnership Resource Center an online platform for educators looking to build skills with assessments.
For Smithsonian, he held several positions. First for the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access he led the building an online open-source engagement platform. He was also tasked with helping build cooperation between Smithsonian museums in education. He went on to be the Deputy Director for the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) and finished his tenure at Smithsonian as the Acting Director of the SSEC. For SSEC he led the efforts to build new technology-based resources for educators and began the rebuilding of the SSEC curriculum to align with NGSS.
While at JASON Project he produced award-winning, standards-based, and inquiry-driven web, print, online games, field, and video resources. His work there included a complete program redesigns and rebuilding programs to garner industry awards, including seven CODiEs. He was able to partner with scientists and engineers from NOAA, NASA, Department of Energy, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, The Carnegie Institute, and National Geographic.
For Milwaukee Public Museum, Mr. Haydock was hired to lead educational services and was promoted to oversee all education and public programs including tours, camps, and professional development. While there he revamped school services to be standards-based and launched the Passport to Distance Learning. He co-authored several articles on distance learning.
At the start of his career, Peter taught science for two schools in Wisconsin and was a technology specialist where he wrote and implemented a long-range technology plan and K–12 scope and sequence for educational technology. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer and Action Research Adviser at Cardinal Stritch University.
Mr. Haydock holds a BS in Biology, a Secondary Education certificate in Life Sciences, a Master of Library and Information Science, and a Post-baccalaureate award in Economics, all from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Haydock has volunteered as a project reviewer for the Wisconsin Engineering and Design Competition, FIRST Robotics, WEX Foundation, and more programs as well as volunteering as a science fair coach for a school in Mexico.
He has been working with the Arduino Uno for the past six years and the ESP microcontrollers for the past two years and sees each as an opportunity to integrate technology and engineering in the STEAM classroom.