World class teacher and presenter , Changing the game for learners with transformative teaching strategies.
As one who found herself sitting in high school classes wondering how she would teach the content and skills if she were the teacher, Laura Ewing decided at the University of Texas at Austin to give teaching a try and made secondary education her undergraduate major. Ewing noticed how differently her students learned, and as a graduate student at the University of Houston, she studied the different learning styles and strategies to meet the needs of her students. With 24 years of teaching experience, ten years as a curriculum director, and as an adjunct professor at University of Houston on teaching methodologies, Ewing had many opportunities to develop the skills needed to provide a more rigorous and engaging classroom experience. Her students had opportunities to truly learn the content and skills to be successful in the classroom and in life.
Ewing has traveled the world to learn more about global educational practices and to provide teacher staff development opportunities. In 2003, Ewing decided to put her social studies and government lessons to the test and ran for city council in Friendswood, Texas. She learned a great deal about civic governance, leadership and effective decision making strategies. When a colleague invited her to apply for the Texas Council on Economic Education president position, Ewing, who had taught economics for 20 years, jumped at the opportunity, and served 7 years as the president and CEO. Ewing and her family now own a small family business and she enjoys providing professional staff development programs.
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