senior researcher and designer
John Parris began his career at the Children's Television Workshop and Bank Street College of Education, designing educational software and serving as a technical adviser to projects integrating new technologies into formal and informal educational settings. At CCT, he works as visual editor, graphic designer, and project manager on efforts to design and research software products and prototypes for science, social studies, and interdisciplinary curricula. Parris is the production coordinator for Possible Worlds, the IES-funded National Research and Development Center on Instructional Technology that focuses on the development of science and literacy games for the Nintendo DSi and other handheld computing platforms. He also oversees the technical development of the Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG), an NSF-funded effort to create digital science textbooks.