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Phi Delta Kappa Teacher Awards


June 6, 2013

The local chapter of the National Teacher Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa, is holding an awards banquet honoring teachers for their achievements in the classroom.

One teacher from Walton Middle School is receiving an award for her creative way of teaching math skills.

Debbie Skolnick wants her students to be prepared for the real world and creates projects that do just that.

The "Create a Zoo" project allowed students to make graphs and spreadsheets detailing information about the zoo that they created.

The students had a budget for their zoo and had to make ways to be creative, but also stay within their means.

"There next step is college and with colleges you have to know how to set up and use a spreadsheet," says Skolnick. "You have to walk in and know how to use presentation materials, very important skills for college and very important skills for life."

Skolnick was nominated by her students and was happy that they are finding math in their everyday life.


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