Jason Manning is a National Board Certified teacher who has been teaching in the Oceanside School District for the last thirteen years. Mr. Manning graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York & also received his Masters in the Art of Teaching from Union University. Mr. Manning has taught American History, Government, Economics, Global History, and has been a pioneer on Long Island in the teaching of the new Big History Course. As the lead teacher for The Big History Project, Jason works with teachers around the country helping them construct interdisciplinary lessons to meet the needs of students. For his work with Big History and ELA in Oceanside, Jason was presented the Collaborator of Excellence Award by the New York State English Council and in 2016 Jason Manning was awarded the New York State Excellence in Teaching Award.