Valerie Wadycki

last updated 4/15/2018

Valerie Wadycki

French Teacher at Lake View High School

4015 North Ashland Ave., Chicago, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(773) 534-5440

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Educator - Chicago Public Schools

French Teacher Schurz Webmaster - Schurz High School


Newberry Elementary school

Von Steuben High School

Von Steuben Metro Science Center

Masters degree - Teaching and Leadership , 

bachelor degrees - Teaching of French and French Commercial Studies , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

degrees - Teaching of French and French Commercial Studies , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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2008 Koldyke Fellow: Ada Onyejike | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

2017-18 Valerie Wadycki
Lake View High School

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French Teacher, World Languages

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Learn More, Teach More - Part II: Ms. Wadycki Learns about French Initiatives for Renewable Energy | About Us

Ms. Valerie Wadycki, French teacher at LVHS, is a perfect example.
She is in France as a Koldyke Global Teacher, a program created by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs to support Chicago area teachers in their quest to bring global affairs topics into the classroom. Wadycki's project brings together World Language and STEM by learning and then teaching her students about "how France embraces cleaner, more sustainable energy. She is traveling throughout France from late June until early August, during which time she is visiting corporations involved with solar, biogas, and wind sources of energy. She writes, "I plan to collect primary sources for a STEM unit of study that compares government and corporate run energy production to citizen sponsored projects." Wadycki explains that the LV World Language department has redesigned their curriculum so that each unit focuses on a particular theme rather than simply grammar or vocabulary. Her primary sources, including recorded interviews and pictures, will be used to develop lessons that address the AP theme "Global Challenges". Additionally, Wadycki adds, "this is relatable to what is happening in Chicago.

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