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Dr. Michael S. Nelson

Dr. Michael S. Nelson (ID '05)

Director of Assessment

Coeur d'Alene School District
Coeur d' Alene, ID

At the time of the Award, Dr. Michael S. Nelson was:

Teacher/International Baccalaureate Coordinator
Coeur d' Alene High School
Coeur d' Alene, ID

Subject(s) taught: Spanish
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

http://www.cdaschools.org


Biographical Information

Innovative Spanish teacher Mike Nelson is continually on a quest for new ways to inspire his students and help them stretch their minds. As the school's acclaimed technology guru, he maintains a classroom equipped with the latest technology, such as hand-held clickers that instantly record how students answer a given question. This allows him to see instantly which students' answers need correcting. Using such technology also keeps students actively involved in daily lessons and encourages them to interact more openly in class. Mr. Nelson has developed and maintains a Web site for his classes, which students, parents and teachers use to access grades, handouts and assignments, or to contact Mr. Nelson. The Web site even features discussion boards that students can use to participate in online study groups. Always ready and willing to share his knowledge with colleagues, he can be seen on many an afternoon after school conducting technology talks for his fellow teachers.




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