Grade(s): Middle School
Aaron Nunley is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with 16 years of teaching experience. He received his National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards almost 10 years ago and just had his renewal approved for an additional 10 years. He has been recognized as one of the top 5% of math teachers in the state of Ohio, has been honored by Battelle for Kids for the "value-added" progress made by his students over the course of several years, and was chosen Educator of Excellence in 2014 for one of the largest school districts in Ohio. He has worked as a Praxis III assessor (entry year teacher evaluations) for the state of Ohio and a textbook proofreader.
Aaron teaches Advanced Math and Algebra I to 7th and 8th grade students in the Lakota Local School District in West Chester, Ohio. Aaron also founded and operates MATHapps LLC, and software company specializing in the development of high quality educational applications for the Ipad with a focus on teacher resources. His resources so far include Counting Tree, Transformation Trainer, 3D Views, Number Systems Trainer, and Classrooom Manager (a behavior monitoring software) which are all available on the Itunes App Store. He is currently in development of MathToolBox, an interactive whiteboard software designed specifically for Elementary/Middle/High School math teachers.
Currently, Aaron serves as his school's Instructional Technology Resource training teachers in the implementation of cutting edge technology including Ipad, Apple TV, Sophia, Document Camera video recording and QR codes.
Aaron's favorite part of teaching is finding innovative ways to help students scaffold connections between prior knowledge new content.
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.