Rabieh Razzouk, MBA

Director, Learning Systems Institute, and Director, Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR-STEM)
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Rabieh Razzouk, MBA

Education

MBA, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 2002

M.S. in Hospitality Management, Purdue University, 2001

B.S. in Business Administration with High Distinction, Lebanese American University, 1998

Rabieh Razzouk: In My Own Words

Rabieh Razzouk, MBA, is LSI’s director and director of the Florida Center for Research in STEM (FCR-STEM) where he collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams of content and technology experts, instructional designers, STEM teachers, and researchers to improve and support high-quality education in Florida and worldwide. Razzouk joined LSI in 2003 and he is one of the most productive faculty members at Florida State University. Over the past ten years, he has secured more than 80 contracts and grants as a Principal Investigator (PI) and more than 90 total grants as a PI/Co-PI with an overall funding total of $120 million.

As an entrepreneur, Razzouk brings to LSI the capacity to forge partnerships, manage large-scale projects, and apply technology in creative ways to advance K-12 education. Razzouk founded and continues to lead the development of http://www.cpalms.org, a dynamic, web-based platform offering over 13,000 vetted educational resources for K-12 math, science and English/language arts teachers; 3,000 resources including hundreds of original tutorials for K-12 students in math, science, English/language arts, and civics; as well as cloud-based software applications for planning instruction. Razzouk launched CPALMS in 2008 and is responsible for the success of the platform and for its growth into a leading resource for educators worldwide. CPALMS serves millions of users per month from 220 countries and territories and it earned the title of Florida’s official source of the standards and course descriptions in 2011. More than 172,000 Florida educators use CPALMS’ cloud-based software applications including the curriculum mapping (CMAP) tool.

Razzouk and his team has provided extensive and successful professional development programs to more than 30,000 Florida K-12 educators. Not only participating teachers received access to curricular resources, many of them received classroom sets of math and science kits including scientific sensors, 3D printers, and more than 250,000 manipulatives that is helping improve math and science education in Florida.

Razzouk also created and led the development of the curriculum product that became MyStemKits.com. MyStemKits is a platform of K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives that provides an end-to-end STEM solution. The focus is on real-world, hands-on learning has been designed to promote deep conceptual understanding, so students are equipped to succeed in the 21st century.

Razzouk’s research interests include software and hardware development, augmented and virtual reality, curriculum development, professional development, and integrated STEM.

Projects

  • CRRSA ESSER II - Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative - Integrated Civic Literacy Curriculum; Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (9/14/2021 – 9/30/2023)
  • CRRSA ESSER II - Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative: Florida Civic Seal of Excellence Endorsement Modules; Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (9/14/2021 – 9/30/2023)
  • Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative: CPALMS Content Creation; Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (9/14/2021 – 9/30/2023)
  • CCRSSA ESSER II - Integration of CTE Standards and Math Pathways; Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (9/14/2021 – 9/30/2023)
  • Coordinated Screening and Progress Monitoring - Pre-K through Grade 2 Mathematics Test Item Development; Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (9/14/2021 – 9/30/2023)
  • CPALMS and Student Tutorials; Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (7/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)
  • CPALMS Florida Instructional Materials (FLIM); Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (7/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)
  • Uzbekistan Education Reform Activity; RTI International; Principal Investigator; (7/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)
  • Florida Inclusion Network, Administration; Florida Department of Education; Principal Investigator; (12/20/2019 – 7/1/2023)
  • Higher Education Capacity Development. USAID-Lebanon/Education Development Center, Inc.; Co-Principal Investigator. (9/4/2019 – 5/31/2024)
  • Uzbekistan Excellence for Education Program (UEEP)- Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) in Higher Education, Funding Agency: USAID Central Asia, Implementing Partners: RTI International (lead organization), Florida State University, and Mississippi State University, Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk w/ Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi, Period of Performance: 2019-2023
  • CPALMS: A Portal for Standards-Based Instruction, National Science Foundation, Principal Investigator
  • Charter Schools: Planning and Implementation Grant, Public Consulting Group, Principal Investigator
  • Develop and Deliver Professional Development on Resources Available to Support Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Indian River State College, Principal Investigator
  • Teacher Standards Instructional Tool - Common Core State Standards, Florida Department of Education — RTTT, Principal Investigator
  • Mathematics & Science Partnership - Science Program, Florida Department of Education — MSP, Principal Investigator
  • Florida's Standards-Based Student Tutorials, Florida Department of Education, Principal Investigator
  • CPALMS Charter, Florida Department of Education, Principal Investigator
  • ICORPS TEAMS: ICPALMS Curriculum Management Platform, National Science Foundation, Principal Investigator
  • Title II Part B Mathematics & Science Partnerships STEM - NORTH, Florida Department of Education — MSP, Principal Investigator
  • Title II Part B Mathematics & Science Partnerships STEM - CENTRAL, Florida Department of Education — MSP, Principal Investigator
  • Title II Part B Mathematics & Science Partnerships STEM - SOUTH, Florida Department of Education — MSP, Principal Investigator
  • Resource Review - FDDC for CPALMS, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Principal Investigator
  • CPALMS: Osceola Math and Science Partnership, Osceola County School District, Principal Investigator
  • The Everglades Foundation, The Everglades Foundation, Principal Investigator
  • Student Support and Academic Enrichment. US Department of Education. Principal Investigator. (10/1/2019 – 9/30/2020)
  • CPALMS - Florida Lessons for Arts, Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Principal Investigator. (9/1/2019 – 6/30/2020)
  • CPALMS and Student Tutorials. Florida Department of Education. (7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MIT Blossoms. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). (4/1/2019 – 12/31/2020) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS - Florida Lessons for Arts, Florida Alliance for Arts Education. (9/1/2018 – 6/30/2019) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • RISE. FAMU/National Science Foundation. (4/1/2018 – 8/30/2019) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS and Student Tutorials. Florida Department of Education. (7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • 3D Printing and 3D Curriculum Modules in Middle School Science, US Bosch. Total budget: (9/1/2016 – 6/30/2018). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS - Florida Lessons for Arts, Florida Alliance for Arts Education. (9/1/2017 – 6/30/2018). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Accelerating Maximum Potential. Hillsborough County Public Schools – US Department of Education. (7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn North. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2018). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn Central. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn South. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2018). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn Foundations for Success in STEM. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2016 – 7/31/2018) Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Science 4 Inquiry. Osceola County Schools – US Department of Education. (7/1/2016 – 9/30/2017) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Junior Achievement of Florida Foundation. Junior Achievement of Florida Foundation. (7/24/2017 – 8/30/2017) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS and Student Tutorials: Florida Department of Education. (7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS - Everglades Resources. Everglades Foundation. (10/15/2014 – 6/30/2017) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPLAMS Civics Student Tutorials. Florida Joint Center for Civics – University of Central Florida. (7/15/2016 – 12/31/2016). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • iCOPRS: iCPALMS Curriculum Management Platform. National Science Foundation. (9/1/2014 – 12/31/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn North. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education.  (7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn Central. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn South. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn Foundations for Success in STEM. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016) Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MSP STEM – Desoto, Hardee, Hendry, Glades and Monroe. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (9/8/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MSP STEM – Highlands and Okeechobee. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (9/8/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn South. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Student Tutorials. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (10/12/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Student Tutorials. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education.(10/12/2015 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Perspectives Video - Oceanography. University of South Florida/NOAA. (1/1/2016 – 9/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Resource Review. EdCite. (10/12/2016 – 11/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MSP St. Lucie County, US Department of Education. (1/25/2016- 8/31/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MSP Manatee, US Department of Education. (1/25/2016- 6/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Perspectives with USF. University of South Florida. (12/15/2015 – 6/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MSP Lake and Citrus, US Department of Education. (10/1/2015 - 6/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MSP North Eastern Florida Educational Consortium, US Department of Education. (6/8/2016 - 8/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • My Healthcare Secondary Curriculum Development. University of South Florida. (12/15/2015 – 6/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Science 4 Inquiry. Osceola County Schools – US Department of Education. (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Charter: An Online Learning Community for Florida’s Charter, Florida Department of Education. (7/1/2014-6/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MSP Collier County, US Department of Education. (4/1/2016- 5/30/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Student Portal and Tutorials: Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (4/1/2014 – 9/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Resource Review. Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. (4/28/2015 – 8/31/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Resource Support. McKeel IBIS and Active Literacy Blue Print. (10/12/2015 – 11/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Science 4 Inquiry. Osceola County Schools – US Department of Education. (7/1/2014 – 9/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn North. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2014 – 9/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn Central. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2014 – 9/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn South. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education.  (7/1/2014 – 9/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: BIOSCOPES. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2012 – 9/30/2014) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: FCR-STEMLearn Foundations for Success in STEM. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education. (7/1/2014 – 9/30/2015) Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Develop and Deliver Professional Development On Resources Available to Support Implementation of The Common Core State Standards, Subcontract to Indian River Community College – Primary agency: US Department of Education. (11/1/2013 – 6/30/2014) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Charter Schools: Planning and Implementation Grant, Public Consulting Group Inc. (2/12/2014 – 8/31/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Perspectives – STEAM collection. Florida Department of State.  (7/1/2014 – 6/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: STEMSCOPES. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education/US Department of Education. (9/1/2013 – 6/30/2014) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: BIOSCOPES. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2012 – 9/30/2014) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Charter: An Online Learning Community for Florida’s Charter, Florida Department of Education. (3/1/2012 – 6/30/2014) Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Common Core State Standards. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Instructional Technology Specialists. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Lesson Study Toolkits & Resources. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MFAS: Mathematics Formative Assessment System, Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015) Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • ICPALMS: A Portal For Standards-based Instruction, National Science Foundation. (9/15/2010 – 8/31/2016) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Common Core State Standards. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Lesson Study Toolkits & Resources. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MFAS: Mathematics Formative Assessment System, Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013) Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant: BIOSCOPES. Florida Department of Education – US Department of Education/US Department of Education. (10/1/2010 – 9/30/2012) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Common Core State Standards. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. /1/2011 – 6/30/2012) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Instructional Technology Specialists. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Teachers Standards Instructional Tool – Lesson Study Toolkits & Resources. Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education. (7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • MFAS: Mathematics Formative Assessment System, Florida Department of Education/US Department of Education (7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012) Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • CPALMS Career and Technical Education Programs. Florida Legislature. (7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011) Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Mathematics Formative Assessment System, Florida Department of Education. (2009). Co-PI: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Partnership to Rejuvenate and Optimize Mathematics and Science Education. U.S. Department of Education’s Mathematics and Science Partnership through the Florida Department of Education. (2009) CO-PI: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Course Code Directory. Florida Department of Education. (2008). Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) (1/1/2007- 6/30/2010). Florida Department of Education. Co-Principal Investigator: Rabieh Razzouk
  • E-PLAN. Office of Naval Research. (10/01/03 - 9/30/06) CO-PI: Rabieh Razzouk

Publications

  • Razzouk, R., Dyehouse, M., Santone, A. & Carr, R. (2014). Plants v. pollutants: Bringing engineering design practices and real-world context to the science classroom. The Science Teacher, 81(9), 43-49.

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Florida Tax Watch Productivity Award – Achievement of the Year in Technology CPALMS Curriculum Mapping Application – 2019
  • Florida Tax Watch Productivity Award – CPALMS Student Tutorials – 2019
  • FSU Innovator Award – 2019
  • FSU Ralph Stair Innovation in Education Prize – 2017
  • FSU Innovator Award – 2017
  • Prudential Productivity Award – 2017
  • FSU Innovator Award – 2015
  • Served on the STEM Exchange Committee, tasked by the White House Office of Science and Technology to build a national system that collects and shares para-data (e.g., usage, reviews, feedback) on digital resources through the Learning Registry (LearningRegistry.org). He also was a member of the advisory board for the National Science Teacher Association’s COMPASS project, which developed a teacher website to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.