Posted Date: 08/15/2017
Alexis Nelson, 2017 Finalist
Alexis Nelson, 8th grade ELA teacher from Doyline High School is one of 100 finalists from the U.S. for VOYA’s Unsung Heroes Grant. Ms. Nelson’s innovative teaching idea, “Lights! Camera! Literature!” focuses on giving students the opportunity to create commercials and mini-movie trailers about the literature they study during the school year. Nelson teaches a flipped classroom where students use technology to grasp concepts instead of purely listening to traditional lectures. This project complements that structure, as it exposes students to elements of literature, while enabling them to become more technology proficient. Ms. Nelson will use money from the grant to purchase the equipment necessary to execute her project.