CUE-D Up with Sarah Thomas — Featuring Valerie Lewis

There’s Something About Valerie…

Valerie Lewis is dedicated to the transformation of learning through engaging and creative activities for ALL students. She founded AppleSeed Learning to offer learning through community-based cultural programs, partnerships with community leaders, innovative learning labs, and one of the newest projects to be born: The EdObstacle Course! She is the Director of Teacherpreneur chat on Voxer to encourage others (and herself) to delve deeper into one’s passion and merge it with sound business practices.

Valerie is respected amongst her peers as a motivator (of staff and students alike), and as a result, she has led the Special Education Department for a number of years. She is Remind’s Connected Educator’s Lead Teacher for SpEd teachers. She also consults the New Business and Development group of Cox Communications in Atlanta on educational initiatives. She has written blogs for companies like Piktochart and EdSurge concerning Professional Development and the integration of infographics within the classroom.

What’s exciting?

Seeing how many people are on board with trying new things What is Valerie “CUE-d Up” to do this year? “Maybe writing a book,” and figuring out ways to scale her grassroots initiatives, EdObstacles and #PasstheScopeEDU

What’s one tip Valerie has for viewers?

Go with your gut…be confident with that thing that you know moves and drives you. Don’t try to measure yourself against what others are doing.

Resources Mentioned

EdObstacles, an immersive learning adventure that combines K-12 academics with a physical obstacle course that adapts to students of all ages and grade levels. Teams advance through challenges across all major subject areas, collaborating on common goals while improving their social and physical stamina.

#PasstheScopeEDU: A growing community of connected educators who share the same passion for changing education. These scopers are committed to a monthly broadcast via Periscope that allows them to share a chosen topic or theme.

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