After teaching middle school science in Dobbs Ferry, NY and Riverside RI, Michael joined publisher Silver Burdett and Ginn as a regional science/mathematics consultant, developing an expertise for providing rich and meaningful workshops that linked the facets of inquiry teaching with hands-on learning using manipulatives. He was an instructor for the Summer Science Seminar for over 10 years at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA where he worked with teachers across K-8. In addition to his professional career, Michael has authored two books to support science teaching and learning. Developing Visual Literacy in Science K-8 was published by NSTA Press (2010) to highlight the importance of developing student’s strategies for interpreting graphical representations. The second book, STEM Lesson Essentials (2013) published by Heinemann Publications, focuses on different instructional approaches for implementing STEM lessons into the classroom experience. He is currently working on a follow-up book, STEM Lesson Guideposts designed to guide teachers in creating their own STEM lessons. Michael has presented internationally, including leading science professional development in Puerto Rico, St. Marteen, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and his latest work leading a two-year Professional Development series for Master Science Teachers in Thailand for the Institute for the Promotion of Science and Technology.