Science Instructor Lee Loden was one of 10 grand prize winners of the Teacher Innovator Awards presented by the Emmy-winning show “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.”
"I really don’t set out to be innovative,” said Loden, the only recipient in Tennessee. “Any teacher will tell you that teaching can be very rewarding, but it can also be complete drudgery, and the difference between the two is figuring out a way to get the kids to buy in.”
Loden submitted a video explaining what innovation means to him and how he uses it in the classroom along with a short biography, lesson plan, and student testimonies to The Henry Ford, a museum complex in Dearborn, MI, to be judged.
The grand prize includes funds for use in the classroom, professional development tools, and a one-year subscription to The Henry Ford’s educational products.
Loden has taught at MUS for 10 years, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and teaching with him.