Dayna Laur is a veteran high school social studies teacher of 14 years where she has implemented numerous authentic learning experiences in her co-taught special education classes, advanced placement courses, and mainstream social studies classes. During her teaching tenure she has been featured in Edutopia's Schools That Work series and as a model teacher for authentic learning as produced by the National Institute for Professional Practice. She currently serves as a Senior National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education and travels nationally to train teachers on effective implementation of project-based learning. She has a BA in History from VA Tech, a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh, and a MSEd in 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Wilkes University. She is also a two-time National Board Certified teacher. She has written articles that have appeared in Tech-Edge and EARCOS Journal. She has a full-length publication entitled Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project Based Learning. In addition to authentic learning experiences, Dayna's educational interests include the implementation of the Common Core Standards and technology integration. You can follow her on Twitter @daylynn. This is her first book with Packt Publishing.
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