ECM Show #28 Lewis Chappalear and Randy Cailor and Project Lead the Way

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When teacher Lewis Chappalear, a National Teacher of the year finalist, and Randy Cailor, a former engineering firm owner come teacher, met at Project Lead the Way this past summer, they had no idea they'd end up collaborating across the country as they worked to solve engineering problems.

Named a top STEM curriculum in the United States, Project Lead the Way has elementary, middle school, and high school programs. Engineering is course of student appropriate for every school that cares about being a 21st century leader. It incorporates many fields of study that are treated separately in other classes but come together in unique problem solving opportunities that excite students and help them see that math, science, technology, and engineering are applicable to every job.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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