Amy Gaskins, a teacher at Norwood Elementary School, has been named a participant of the Tennessee Department of Education’s Innovative Educator Network.
The network will bring together high-performing educators eager to re-think the way they use their finite time, unique talents, and emerging technologies to transform the educational experiences and achievements of the students they serve. The network will expose participants to innovative approaches currently underway nationwide, guide them through a rigorous, hands-on design process, and facilitate connections with local and national leaders in order to plan, implement, and evaluate their ideas within classrooms.
Gaskins is one of 50 high-performing educators currently teaching in Tennessee public schools chosen to participate in the network. For her participation, Gaskins will receive a $2,500 innovation fund to purchase necessary technology for her fourth-grade classroom, and Norwood Elementary School will also receive a $7,500 grant to purchase necessary hardware and software to support the personalized learning model developed by the network.