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Scott Laidlaw
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  • Taos, NM
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Scott Laidlaw joined Middle School Portal's group
Jan 24, 2011
Scott Laidlaw joined Middle School Portal's group
Jan 24, 2011
Scott Laidlaw commented on Scott Laidlaw's blog post Help Ko's Journey win STEM award!
"Just to clarify, Ko's Journey was developed for middle school math and is available at www.kosjourney.com. The STEM competition is K-4 and the development prize money (if won) would go toward re-development of Ko's Journey for elementary…"
Jan 24, 2011
Kim Lightle commented on Scott Laidlaw's blog post Help Ko's Journey win STEM award!
"Scott - We are always looking for great math resources - I saw that this resource is for grades 3-4. We'll have our math resource specialists here at Ohio State University and the Ohio Resource Center and see whether they want to put it in…"
Jan 24, 2011
Scott Laidlaw posted a blog post

Help Ko's Journey win STEM award!

Hi!  My name is Scott Laidlaw and for the past seven years I have built rich, story-based classroom games for my math students with incredible results - both in increased test scores and in breaking through the resistance to the subject.With encouragement, I decided to bring these middle school math games on-line and formed my own company called Imagine Education. I recently entered…See More
Jan 22, 2011
Scott Laidlaw is now a member of Middle School Portal
Jan 21, 2011

Profile Information

Which best describes your position?
Classroom Teacher (preK-12), Other
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Mathematics, Technology
I can help with
Assessment/Testing, Content knowledge, Instructional strategies, Integrating technology, Being a new teacher, Standards

Formal Bio:

Dr. Scott Laidlaw brings a diverse background in research, game design, teaching, marketing and product development. His meta-analysis, which examined the impact of study design in educational research, won the Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertations. He has been a teacher/professor for 14 years at elementary, secondary and university levels. Dr. Laidlaw’s primary research has been in the area of human imagination. He has developed seven story-based math games of historical fiction themes that ranged from the middle ages in France, the spice trade in the 1600’s to an old west gold town, each of which taught over a semester of 7th and 8th grade math curriculum. Ko’s Journey was written amidst 20,000 feet peaks in the Andes. Ko, as it was then called, ultimately became a semester-long classroom math game played with stone totems on hand-painted deer hides. Five years later, with students still recalling how they had learned the Cartesian Coordinate system from Luna of the Night Sky, the deeper understanding of teaching math through story was realized.  He founded his own company, Imagine Education, and led the design and development of Ko’s Journey, a nationally launched web-based curriculum. He was recently sought by Energy Solutions of Utah and Minnesota Historical Society to consult as lead designer for current educational game projects. Scott is dedicated to reforming math education and building products by the teacher for the teacher.  

 

Websites:

Imagine Education

Ko's Journey

Scott Laidlaw's Blog

Help Ko's Journey win STEM award!

Hi!  My name is Scott Laidlaw and for the past seven years I have built rich, story-based classroom games for my math students with incredible results - both in increased test scores and in breaking through the resistance to the subject.

With encouragement, I decided to bring these middle school math games on-line and formed my own company called Imagine Education. I recently entered…

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Posted on January 22, 2011 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

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At 5:41pm on January 24, 2011, Mary Henton said…

Hello, Scott,

Welcome to MSP2. With your interest and experience (and obvious enthusiasm) I hope you'll be willing to share here on the site. Would love to have you contribute to the various discussions and blog posts!

Again, welcome.

M

At 3:58pm on January 21, 2011, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Scott - Welcome aboard! I wanted to tell you a little about MSP2 - we are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and also as a way to connect educators with exemplary resources and professional development opportunities.
 
If you look on the Main page - you'll see MSP2 resources in the upper left hand box - we have resource guides where we have sifted and sorted and contextualized resources on topics important to middle school math and science teachers, an archive of all of our past webinars, the ability to search the MSP2 collection, and pages of teacher and student opportunities and grants. Our newest resource guides are Teaching With Trade Books which includes lessons for science AND math classes and Science Misconceptions.

We've got some great upcoming events - check them out in the Events section. We also have a MSP2 Book Club - our next book is Finding Mrs. Warnecke. You can read more about the book and find out when we are meeting by going to the MSP2 Book Club group.

Please don't hesitate to post a question or comment. We are always looking for feedback and new ideas for PD opportunities and people who would like to present.
 
So glad you joined - Kim
 
 
 

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