Chad M. LeDune
Teacher, Author, Leader, Speaker, Trainer
About Variables of Education
Curriculum and Training with Purpose
As an educational facility in an increasingly dynamic and competitive education environment, facilities must strive to be the premier option for students’ academic needs. In order to be the best, you must provide opportunities for your students that are divergent and superior to those opportunities offered in a more traditional school setting. To do this, the mindset of your administration, teachers, and students must be conducive to innovation and growth. Through the analysis of current practices at your school, Chad will aid in the identification of the specific variables necessary for your school's pathway to success. Chad's guidance and training provides opportunities for an increase in motivation, achievement, opportunity, morale, your school's status in the community and surrounding areas, and even overall appearance of the building and grounds. The customized program Chad provides through his curriculum development, coaching, and training promotes the 21st century skills students need to succeed in today’s competitive world.
Mission of Variables of Education
The mission of Variables of Education is to improve the educational journey for students, teachers, and administration by providing custom curriculum designed to meet targeted goals and specific needs. Variables of Education strives to empower its education partners by helping to create an innovative and growth-focused mindset based on experiential education that includes activities inside and outside the normal school setting. By doing so, Variables of Education equips students with the skills and knowledge base required for the 21st century world in which they live.
Chad's Professional Bio
Current doctoral student in Instructional Technology with a focus in STEM Leadership
BS in Elementary Education from Indiana State University
Master's Degree in STEM Leadership
Master’s Certificate in STEM Education from University of Cincinnati
National Institute of STEM Education Certified
18 years of teaching science, STEM, and CTE at the middle/high school level
Author of Discomfort by Design through Code Breaker publishing company
STEM Coordinator for Chinese Education Connection
STEM Coordinator for Dolphin STEM Academy
Sponsor of clubs such as Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, Technology Student Association, eSports team, and Robotics Club
STEM curriculum writer for the Indiana Department of Education
Subject of “Haiyin STEM Expert Talks Classroom with Chad”
Subject of “My Dad's a Science Teacher!” YouTube Channel
Founder of Wabash Valley STEMFest
Winner of 2018 Indiana Connected Educator Outstanding Leader Award
Conference Speaking Experience;
-Keynote Speaker at 2019 SPARC Conference
-Keynote Speaker at 2019 ICE Conference
-Spotlight Speaker at Matt Miller’s Ditch that Conference
-Spotlight Speaker for Zhejiang Provincial DOE 2018
-2018, 2019, 2020 Purdue Educator STEM Conference
-2017 and 2018 ICE Conference
-2016 and 2017 HECC Conference
-2016 and 2017 AdvancEd State STEM Conference
-Over 20 appearances at Indiana eLearning Conferences
Expertise. Innovation. Growth.
Customized STEM Curriculum
Through a curriculum called Innovation and Growth by Design, Chad offers over 20 custom-designed services that will transform your school into the academic facility that your students, faculty, and community deserve.
Looking for opportunities that will give your students an experience superior to and divergent from other schools? Let Chad work with you to identify these areas and design innovative solutions with the faculty, staff and students at your school.
Professional Development Speaker
Allow Chad to kick off your professional development for your school by having him speak on one of his areas of expertise. These motivating and entertaining topics all stem from his book, Discomfort by Design. Chad is also able to customize a keynote to address any identified issue of your school.
My Dad's a Science Teacher! Roadshow
Bring this exciting, educational, and engaging show to your school. The stars of YouTube's My Dad's a Science Teacher! will entertain with science demonstrations, brain teasers, and minute games that are sure to have your students motivated to become young scientists.
What Chad's Audience has to Say
"Chad LeDune is an honest, fresh, and common sense voice in a rather dense speaker/trainer forest. His ideas come directly from a classroom where kids are intrigued and involved in their own learning. Take the time to investigate this man's mission."
Kevin Honeycutt - International Keynote Speaker
"Participants LOVE Chad's blend of classroom experience, charisma, and inspiration. They leave equipped and ready to make changes in their classroom."
Matt Miller - Author Ditch that Textbook
"Chad is an engaging speaker that incorporates his experiences into practical teaching methods, that bring top learning strategies to the forefront."
Blake Everhart - Education Training Manager
"I was engaged, delighted, and inspired during Chad's PBL session! I walked away energized and full of excellent projects for the classroom. Chad is a great presenter!"
Candice Dodson - IDOE Director of eLearning
"Chad's sessions are not only hilarious, they are emotional and inspiring. When you need a lift as an educator, or just a human being, take a moment with Chad and remember why you do what you do for your students. "
Ben Domonkos - South Bend Teacher of the Year
"Chad LeDune is an incredible educator and professional developer. His ability to meet an audience at a personal level and feed their desire to learn more is unprecedented. I have seen him speak internationally through translators and hold the audience in the palm of his hand."