2010 Teacher Winner
School: Parkside Elementary, Third Grade, Instructional Coach
Project: The Savannah Exploration Tour
After considering the various learning styles of his students, Mr. Coleman decided to bring teaching alive with The Savannah Exploration Tour. The one-day trip turned into a “living laboratory,” where students could connect previously learned material with new concepts while simultaneously deepening their understanding of Georgia Performance Standards. Mr. Coleman’s students of two years became photojournalists and had the opportunity to photograph, explore and record their journey through the streets, squares, monuments and buildings of Savannah. Using experiential learning and discovery, the project aimed to increase knowledge in the areas of science, social studies, math and writing.