Lee Chazen is a teacher, writer, curriculum developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and developer of a game-based project for social studies teachers, called Global Challenge. The game teaches students about geography, history, economics, politics, and offers them the opportunity to learn about money management, as well as various team and leadership skills.
Over the course of his career, Lee has worked on political campaigns, served as project coordinator for a trade mission to the former Soviet Union, taught high school level world history, U.S. Government and speech and debate. As an educator, he’s delivered workshops and presentations on game-based learning, preparing students for the global village of the 21st Century, critical thinking and the use of humor in the classroom.
Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado State, a teaching certification from the University of Nevada and Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Sacramento State. As a graduate student, Lee developed a “complex-adaptive theory of education” which is built on a chaos theory model and supports a more open and lateral style of learning.
A French Horn player since the age of 7, Lee has played with various symphony orchestras, wind ensembles and brass quintets. In his free time, he also enjoys hiking and running.