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Exemplary Integrated Unit: Beane-Brodhagen Award

Purpose: NELMS seeks to identify educators who have developed and/or implemented creative and effective instructional/curricular strategies consistent with middle level education.

Selection Criteria
Evidence of:

  • High expectations for all students
  • Demonstrates active learning by students and connects to community /real life applications
  • Actively involves students in decision-making, choices of activities, and assessment
  • Celebrates diversity
  • Utilizes a variety of appropriate instructional techniques

Application Process: The nominator must collect the following, and send all materials in one packet to:
NELMS, 50 High Street-Suite 10, North Andover, MA 01845.

  • A copy of the unit.
  • One to two page summary of the unit including purpose, goals, and assessemnt outcomes
  • Samples of student work/product(s)
  • Additional visual documentation - video, PowerPoint, photos, etc.
  • Collect one letter of support, of not more than five hundred (500) words, from each of the following:
      » A parent or community member associated with the nominee's current career
      » A former or current student from the nominee
      » A professional colleague of the nominee

Nomination Form Beane-Brodhagen Award pdf

Recognition: Those that receive an award will be recognized at the NELMS Annual Conference, receive a two-day registration to our annual conference and will be recognized in Mid Lines, the NELMS newspaper and E-news.

The recipient will also be invited to present the award to the 2017 award winner along with a voucher to attend the 2017 Annual Conference.

Deadline: The packet must be received by 3:30pm on January 6, 2017.

This year's recipients:

Matthew Lane–Science Teacher, Pelham Memorial School, Pelham, NH
Nancy Allen–Science Teacher, Gilford Middle School, Gilford Middle School, Gilford, NH

Beane-Brodhagen Team Award
Sharon Rusack – STEM – Douglas Middle School – Douglas, MA
Cathy Mattscheck
Heidi Helstrom
Karen Cristian
Paul Bolio