Category: Curriculum Writers

Sample Study Guide: Curriculum Writer Suzie Boss and “Natural Heroes”

Screen shot 2014-09-06 at 6.33.25 PMPublic TV station KRCB has presented the nationally syndicated anthology program “Natural Heroes” to PBS affiliates around the country for six seasons. I am very proud to have produced three segments that have been accepted to this Emmy Award-winning series.  After receiving inquiries and positive feedback from educators, series producer Valerie Landes and General Manager Nancy Dobbs sought out a curriculum writer to create professionally produced lesson plans to go with their successful show.

They chose Suzie Boss, who spoke with me on the phone from Portland, Oregon about how central a role the 21st Century Learning concept of Project-based Learning (PBL) plays in her work.  The beautiful materials can be downloaded from the “Natural Heroes” website.

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Interview: Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss, curriculum writer
Author of Study Guide for KRCB’s Natural Heroes
Portland, OR

I wear a number of hats. The connective tissue is, I’m primarily a writer. I’ve been focussing on education for a long while now. I’ve written several books for the education field and about broader topics as well: social innovation, social change, that broader topic of people who are looking for solutions to make the world a better place. I write regularly for the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
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