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Misty Paterson, M.A.; PhD student, is a teacher, parent, seasoned facilitator and certified concept-based teaching consultant with over 20 years of teaching experience. As the founder of Pop-Up Studio and author of the best-selling Pop-Up Studio book, Misty champions a creative approach to education. She empowers teachers of all kinds to integrate concepts, inquiry and play into multimodal studio spaces at a kitchen table, around a microscope, under a tree, across a classroom desk--anywhere really! Spanning dozens of countries and thousands of learners, Misty's research and practice supports a global movement to 'pop-up' curriculum with hands-on experiences that inspire meaningful, memorable, and merry learning. To learn more about Misty and access free resources to visit popupstudioed.com. Janice Novakowski has taught in classrooms from preschool through university level for almost 30 years. In her current role, she supports K-12 teachers in the area of curriculum, inquiry, and mathematics. Janice's areas of professional passion are inclusive and responsive pedagogical practices, culturally responsive and place-based education, and inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning. H. Lynn Erickson, Ed.D., is a retired independent consultant assisting schools and districts with concept-based curriculum design and instruction. During the past 20 years Lynn has worked extensively with K-12 teachers and administrators on the design of classroom and district level curricula aligned to academic standards and national requirements. She was a consultant to the International Baccalaureate Organization for the development of the Middle Years Programme--the Next Chapter.Lynn is the author of three best-selling books, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum and Instruction, 3rd edition (c)2008; Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts, (c)2002; and Transitioning to Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: How to Bring Content and Process Together, co-authored with Dr. Lois Lanning, (c) 2014, Corwin Press Publishers. This publication, co-authored with Lois Lanning and Rachel French is the 2nd edition of Lynn's popular book, Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom: Teaching Beyond the Facts. She also has a chapter in Robert Marzano's book, On Excellence in Teaching, (c)2010, Solution Tree Press.Lynn is an internationally recognized presenter/consultant in the areas of concept-based curriculum design, and teaching for deep understanding. She has worked as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, adjunct professor, and educational consultant over a long career. In addition to her work in the United States, Lynn has presented and trained educators across the world in different regions and countries including Asia, Australia, South America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Cyprus.Lynn currently lives in Everett, Washington with her family. She and Ken have two children, and two grandsons, Trevor and Connor, who continually stir her heart and soul.


This is such a beautiful book. What I love about it is its "newness"-the creativity of the Concept-Material-Experience (CME) Design Framework is catchy and compelling and really works to make the complex "dance" of inquiring with learners elegantly simple. I love the idea that teachers work with menus of CMEs and tailor that to their students. One of the real strengths of this publication is the design. I love that it "pops" up at the reader in many lovely ways. I think you have effectively made the medium the message.-Kath Murdoch, Educational Consultant How can educators incorporate place-based inquiry into their practice? The authors provide lived experiences as concrete examples, along with the pedagogical foundation that affirms this shift. Readers will benefit from the "looks like" and "sounds like" of student-driven inquiry and experience-making structured as Pop-Ups in a variety of environments. This will become part of my professional library!-David Barnum, Faculty Advisor This book offers the promise of joyful learning to teachers and teacher leaders, and, most importantly, to students.-Sharon Jeroski, Ed.D., Researcher and Author With the materials, I like how we can use our fingers to learn and experiment.-Victoria, Grade 5 Student This book is a straightforward tool as we transform our schools into places where engagement, focus, purpose, collaboration, competence, and pride are visible throughout the process of inquiry. Misty and Janice create an environment wherein invitation, provocation, and connection light up minds, spaces, and hearts.-Colleen Beggs, Teacher

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