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English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award

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English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award
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English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award
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English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award

English Teacher...
English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award
English Teacher...
English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award
English Teacher...
English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award

English Teacher...
English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award
English Teacher...
English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award
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English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award English Teacher Wins Teacher Innovator Award

 

St. Joseph’s Academy faculty member Dawn Burton is a grand prize winner in The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. Burton, who is chair of the SJA English Department, was recognized for using the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking in her students.

Winners were selected by a team of judges based on their original and creative approach to teaching, their demonstrated resourcefulness and the positive impact they make on their students. Student engagement, learning goals and evidence achieving those goals were also taken into consideration.

Grand prize winners enjoyed a weeklong Innovation Immersion Experience at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, from July 30 through August 3. The experience included roundtrip airfare, accommodations, behind-the-scenes tours with curators and archivists, a teaching innovation workshop and a special recognition ceremony.

“This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a total immersion in a world of innovation, invention and collaboration,” Burton said. “I met innovative educators from all over the country and have forged a solid relationship with The Henry Ford: The staff is eager to work with SJA to pilot a design process in conjunction with our Innovation and Design Lab.”

Burton said she was encouraged to apply for the award by SJA Principal Dr. Michele Lambert. “I am grateful for her confidence in my work and thank her for pushing me to apply,” Burton said. “The highlight of my week was assembling a Model T!”

 

Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Communications Director

 

Photos courtesy of Dawn Burton

 

Date posted: August 7, 2017

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