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David Meador

David Meador
I've been a Curriculum Specialist at Pitsco since 2008, using what I learned in classrooms to create engaging curriculum for students to engage with STEM. I specialize in all areas of science, using my 13 years experience in high school and middle school classrooms teaching: biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and others.

Recent Posts

The sky’s NOT the limit: Explore careers and coding fun with new drones

Posted by David Meador on July 09, 2020

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a . . . drone? Surely you’ve had the opportunity to see a drone in flight if not fly one yourself. And if you haven’t seen drones in action, you’ve at least seen their work: movies, TV shows, and even advertisements use them.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Teacher Resources, STEM, Resources, Careers, Coding, Activities, Future Ready, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

Pitsco, your classroom certificate of authenticity

Posted by David Meador on February 05, 2018

We’ve all seen the signs on various retail outlets: “Authentic Mexican Food” or “Authentic (Insert Team Name) Sports Merchandise.” Perhaps youve purchased something online that came with a certificate of authenticity. No matter how you encounter the word authentic, you have an understanding that the item in question is the real thing.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, Collaborations, Missions, STEM Expeditions, Authentic Learning

School to work: An inevitability

Posted by David Meador on November 13, 2017

Look out into your classroom. What do you see? Students? Kids? Parents’ greatest treasures? Many times, when we look at the people in our classroom, we see them in one of these roles. Another role that we might not consider is future employee. We often miss this critical role our students will play.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, Missions, Careers, STEM Expeditions

Yorba Linda, a STEM Expeditions® success story

Posted by David Meador on July 17, 2017

If you want to build something that works, learn from somebody who has already done it. This philosophy was one of the inspirations for a recent visit I made to the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District in Yorba Linda, CA. Two teachers in the district, Robert McLeish and Mary Chapluk, had been identified by a few of my Pitsco colleagues as a model example of how to implement STEM Expeditions® in a classroom.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School