Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT, has nearly three decades of experience in education, program development, and the arts and has worked with both small and large organizations to create educational programming that centers and connects the learner to concepts and skills. She has taught in classrooms and in private workshops, mentored other educators, and worked for and with many museums including the Smithsonian. Samantha has two teens and one preteen, all home educated. To see her past and current projects, including her blog, her book on Project-Based Learning co-authored with Blair Lee, and Pandia Press History Odyssey curriculum please visit

The Importance of Teaching History in a Modern Education
Monday, July 22, 2019
3:30-4:15pm EST

The study of history provides context, understanding, personal growth, and social impact. Join Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT, for an exploration of the critical reasons that an interdisciplinary study of history is an essential part of a modern education, the responsibility we have as active citizens to understand history from a holistic, intersectional perspective, and effective ways to connect learners to the past so they can apply knowledge and skills to the present and future.

Creating Learner-Centered Education through Project-Based Learning
(with Blair Lee, MS)
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
4:45-6:00pm EST

Project-based learning is a profound learning methodology that applies knowledge and skills to real-world problems, questions, and challenges. Project-based learning creates a partnership between parent and child, as they journey through the process of planning, learning, documenting, and presenting tangible outcomes for personal and social impact. Join Blair Lee, M.S., and Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT, for this informative, hands-on workshop/talk based on their new book that will connect the interests of your learners with the process of project-based learning, empowering you to include PBL in your home education!