Dayna Laur is a veteran social studies teacher with teaching credentials that include Advanced Placement U.S. Government, U.S. History, Global Studies, and Law. She also has extensive co-teaching experience in a special education inclusion classroom. Dayna holds a B.A. in History from Virginia Tech, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.S. in 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Wilkes University. She is currently enrolled in Sam Houston State University's Ed.D. program in Instructional Systems Design and Technology. She is a two-time National Board Certified teacher.
Dayna is a co-founder of Project ARC, a global consulting company that partners with school organizations to develop authentic, relevant, and complex learning experiences for students. In addition to coaching teachers, administrators, and technology leaders, she also partners with businesses to develop connections between schools and the community to create authentic learning opportunities that connect deeply with the curriculum.
Dayna is the author of Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project Based Learning and Developing Natural Curiosity through PBL: Five Strategies for the PreK-3 Classroom.
"The instructor (Dayna Laur) made herself available to students for guidance and constant feedback."
"She was very responsive to any questions and feedback on assignments was specific and helpful."
"Despite being very busy, Dayna did a nice job supporting us and responding to us through Schoology and Dojo."
"Dayna was very prepared and provided prompt grades and thoughtful feedback. She was easy to get a hold of and very receptive to my emails."
"As stated above, Dayna made it feel like we got to know her through her constant involvement, in depth responses to our discussion posts, feedback in the grade book, and thorough feedback on our assignments, and value she held in what we worked so hard to do."