High School Statistics Teacher and a District Math Coordinator
My name is Dan Laub and I currently teach economics at three different colleges and universities, both at the introductory level as well as the advanced undergraduate level. I have been teaching for nearly a decade and spent 11 years in the financial services industry prior to changing career paths. I thoroughly enjoy teaching at the college level and approach my courses with the primary goal of making sure that students understand the material at a very basic level so that they will be able to apply what they learn.
Hello! I am a math teacher at Central High School in St. Paul, MN, and have taught there since 2003. Most recently, my teaching load has consisted of AP Statistics, AP Calculus, and Algebra 1, but I also have taught Geometry, Algebra 2, IB Standard Level Math, and Basic Standards Math. I enjoy working with all types of learners! Regarding my own education... I received a B.S. in Math from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and a M.Ed. in Math Education also from the U of M in 2008. In 2010, I completed a certificate in Urban Teaching from Hamline University.
Curious human, educator, and creative thinker. Paul was a classroom educator for a 7 years with a focus on tech-integration and authentic student learning and assessment. He's passionate about taking learning outside the textbook and classroom into the real world (whether that be the digital world or physical one). He has knowledge of many of the social sciences including Sociology, Psychology, and World History. Paul has spoken to a number of audiences about how technology can improve student's learning and experience with education. Outside of the classroom your most likely to find Paul on a soccer pitch, behind a camera, or glued to his ipad.
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.