MMU teacher wins NASDAQ award

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MMU teacher wins NASDAQ award

Sat, 12/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mt. Mansfield Union High School Teacher Wins $1,000
NASDAQ National Teaching Award
Laurel Ann Butler of Colchester, a teacher at Mt. Mansfield Union High
School in Jericho, was one of five regional semi-finalists in the annual
NASDAQ Teaching Awards competition. The $1,000 award was announced by the
National Council on Economic Education and the NASDAQ Stock Market
Educational Foundation.
Butler was one of 25 teachers nationwide and five in the northeast to
receive a total of $70,000 in prizes from the competition. The awards are
based on "best practices" lesson plans that can be easily replicated in
other classrooms across the country. Her lesson, Creative Dreams with
Enterprising Themes, was judged based on the following criteria:
· Innovation and originality;
· The degree to which the activities of the lesson engaged the students;
· Correctness of economic content;
· The use of a variety of appropriate instructional techniques;
· The ease with which the lesson or activities can be adapted for use by
other teachers;
· The degree to which the lessons are correlated with national and state
standards in economics as well as other subjects as applicable; and
· The effectiveness of the evaluation process.
Laurel Butler has taught at MMU for the past three years and before that
worked in the private business sector. Her business experience has
provided her with a wealth of experience that she uses in her classes at
MMU. In Creative Dreams, her students combined economic and business
principles, social awareness, and civic responsibility in a unique and
innovative way. Her NASDAQ Teaching Award is a testament to the quality
of her teaching and innovation.