Special Episode 4: Lewis Chappelear – 2008 California State Teacher of the Year

Join high school sophomores in Los Angeles as they collaborate and apply algebraic formulas to solve a real-life design challenge.

Related Info

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) in partnership with The Hunt Institute sponsored this Special Episode focusing on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Also created in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Ignite Curriculum Guide

This interactive pdf provides a lesson plan and short Teacher-to-Teacher video with Lewis sharing advice for implementing this lesson in your classroom. Includes links to relevant resource websites and information about supplies as well as his classroom "lab sheet" to print for students to use during class.

Teaching and Learning Demo

Click here to watch Lewis Chappelear's classroom segments from The Ignite Show in an uninterrupted format as he begins the lesson, works through it with the students and then ends for the day.

3-min Video : The Common Core State Standards (English - Version)

This video was used in The Ignite Show to help explain the basics of what the Common Core standards are all about. It was created by The Council of Great City Schools. See it again!

3-min Video : The Common Core State Standards (Spanish - Version)

This video was used in The Ignite Show to help explain the basics of what the Common Core standards are all about. It was created by The Council of Great City Schools. See it again!

Resource Wall

Conversation Over Common Core

Listen in as Carlos Contreras, Education Manager of Intel Corporation, engages a parent, his 11th grade son, a math coach from Georgia and high school math teacher from North Carolina in a conversation about the real impact of the Common Core State Standards in Math students’ lives today.