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In Today’s News

July 23, 2016

Dan Ryder

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 2.56.39 PM“If you looked inside Dan Ryder’s classroom at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, you might think that he taught engineering. A 3-D printer sits in the corner, there’s a giant box of Legos, and a full cart of electronics right beside. Ryder, though, teaches English. And he uses a method called design thinking, in which he combines books, inventions and brainstorming to create a new kind of classroom experience.”

Dan Ryder presented at last falls statewide arts education conference with Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Leadership Team member Kate Smith. You can read the entire article about Dan and listen as well at

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