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Innovating with Michael O'Toole

Episode Summary

Part two of our Educator Series features Environmentalist, Explorer & Educator, Mike O'Toole. Dave and Erik speak with Mike about his career in the classroom encouraging students to innovate and look for solutions to problems in our world.

Episode Notes

Michael O'Toole has been immersed in education and coaching for more than three decades. 

His work in the classroom focuses on the areas of both physical and cultural geography as well as Earth system science. Throughout his career as an educator and curriculum developer, he has had the opportunity to work with students and teachers around the world and with such organizations as National Geographic, NASA, UCAR, the National Science Foundation, The GLOBE Program, Discovery Education, and the University of Colorado. 

Michael spent 2 years as the STEM Coordinator for St. Vrain Valley Schools before moving to his current position as Coordinator of Science Curriculum for St. Vrain Valley Schools.  

He is very interested in increasing geographic and scientific knowledge as well as promoting STEM education and the use of technology in the classroom. 

Michael is an avid outdoorsman and can be found regularly on the trails and frequently summits Mount Kilimanjaro.


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