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