A North Gwinnett Middle School teacher has won a $7,000 prize for her “innovative” teaching methods.
Cheri Nations, an eighth grade science teacher, will receive a $3,000 stipend and a $4,000 school grant thanks to her focus on “STEAM” education. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Nations is one of three winners of the Georgia Department of Education’s Innovation in Teaching Competition. Applied learning with a focus on STEAM education was one of the focus areas of this year’s competition.
Nations will be featured in a video showing all three winning teachers in the classroom. That video, produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting, will be made available for teacher training alongside the winning teachers’ unit plans and supplementary materials.