MATH TEACHER
SCIENCE TEACHER
STEAM TEACHER

INNOVATOR

MAKER

DANIEL VARNEY

ABOUT DANIEL VARNEY

With a passion for Teaching and Learning, Dan Varney has dedicated the past 6 years to inspiring students to have a lifelong love of learning. His love for Math and Science shows in the enthusiasm and energy that he brings to the classroom. In his classroom, students' natural curiosity is embraced and developed. They learn to ask questions about the world and discover their own learning. His international experience has given him a true understanding that diversity is a great strength.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

August 2014 - June 2017

MATH TEACHER MS

SCIENCE TEACHER MS 

STEM TEACHER MS

GRADE 6 TEAM LEADER

ISKL is a diverse, international K-12 school, which teaches a US curriculum, including Common Core State Standards.

Offers both United States and international baccalaureate diplomas to its 1,600 students from over 60 different nations.

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA

August 2012 - June 2014

MATH TEACHER GRADE 6

MS MATH CURRICULUM LEADER

CAG is an American K-12 school, which teaches a US curriculum, including Common Core State Standards.

Offers bilingual education and both United States and Guatemalan diplomas to its 1,600 mostly Guatemalan students.

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA

May 2011 - June 2012

MATH TEACHER GRADES 4 & 5

 

CDA is an American K-12 school, which offers bilingual education and both US and Guatemalan diplomas to its 900 mostly Guatemalan students.

EDUCATION

Master of Education

Curriculum & Instruction

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2014

Studied to enhance his ability to design curriculum and refine his instructional practices. Dan developed a keen interest in cultural evolution which is made possible through the cognitive process of learning and the psychology of the intrinsic motivation to learn.

Bachelor of Arts

Physics & Mathematics

ITHACA COLLEGE, 2006

With a passion for both math and science, Dan was not sure on which field he would focus his attention. He decided to major in physics because of its use of mathematics to describe the world while minoring in mathematics.

Life-Long Learning

Creativity & Making

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH, Present

With a love of both science and math and a passion to create, Dan is now researching and experimenting with developing STEAM programs that give people opportunities to make and create. After developing a elective course called Inventor's Workshop at the International School of Kuala Lumpur he is now looking to create more opportunities for learning through creation.

STEAM

Science

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Studying the world around us through observation and describing our universe and everything in it. Scientists have the creativity to ask new questions and discover their own solutions.

Technology

TOOLS

Advancements that allow us to do more and achieve better results simply by using better tools. Technology is the result of applying scientific knowledge using engineering principles.

Engineering

SOLUTIONS

Designing and building solutions to meet a human need. This process requires the application of scientific and mathematical knowledge.

Art

BEAUTY

Creation for its own sake without the need to have a purpose other than self expression and prompting the reaction of viewers. One of the purest forms of creativity.

Mathematics

LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE

The system numbers and symbols used to describe and model the world around us allowing us to understand phenomena and make predictions about the future.

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