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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.
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…Continue
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