Three Rickman Elementary School teachers were selected by the Tennessee Department of Education to create ELA video lessons.
The videos will be used by the state as a tool for teaching for situations like the coronavirus shut down. Overton County Director of Schools Mark Winningham said the district picked the teachers due to their experience and quality.
“We are extremely proud,” Winningham said. “They work so hard, and they are recognized so little. This is great for Rickman and Overton County.”
Winningham said recording has not started yet but will start before the school year begins. Ginnie Jackson, Lora Cravens and Stacy Shaw were the teachers chosen.
“They will be teaching lessons as if they were teaching to a class except it will be video and audio recorded,” Winningham said. “It will be edited. The lessons will be adapted a little bit for that type of presentation and be delivered to the state of Tennessee.”
Winningham said recordings are made possible through the High Quality Instructional District Developed Video Lessons Grant. Through the grant, school districts nominate teachers to the state who match the curriculum and are willing to record their lessons. The videos could air on PBS or through a link on the state website.