By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Gwinnett Online Campus teacher receives national honor for innovative teaching

Randi Hill, a Gwinnett Online Campus teacher and Gwinnett County Public Schools’ 2015 High School Teacher of the Year, earned 2nd place in The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards contest.

The award recognizes educators who use the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking among their students. Mrs. Hill is the only Georgia teacher honored in this nationwide competition.

Judges selected the winners based on their original and creative approach to teaching, their demonstrated resourcefulness, and the positive impact they make on a daily basis in the classroom. Student engagement, learning goals, and evidence achieving those goals also were taken into consideration. Winners were selected by a team of judges that included racing legend Lyn St. James, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation correspondent Alie Ward and The Henry Ford’s Chief Learning Officer Paula Gangopadhyay. 

This focus on honoring innovative teachers is done in conjunction with the Emmy-winning television show The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation on CBS. As one of this year’s honorees, Hill will receive a Teaching Innovation Kit with a hardcopy of The Henry Ford’'s Innovation 101 curriculum with DVD and more.

About The Henry Ford 
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, is an internationally recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts that represent The Archive of American Innovation, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.6 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford also is home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this weekly half-hour Emmy-winning show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org

About Litton Entertainment 
Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!, including Emmy® nominated Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, All in With Laila Ali, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton recently announced the new block of programming for The CW, One Magnificent Morning. The new block launched October 4, 2014. Litton’s news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.