Deborah Jones-Kuykendall and Andrea L. Kohutek were chosen from more than a thousand applicants to presented at the 92nd National Council for the Social Studies Convention in Seattle, Washington.
The title of their presentation was, “Opening Windows to the World While Looking Through a Lens.” The purpose was to teach teachers from across the United States, as well as Canada, how to motivate students in all areas of the social studies using photography. They were afforded an opportunity to “show off” their 6th and 7th grade students photography work.
Their photography class meets every day and teaches ways to improve photography and software knowledge as well as discover the rich history of Mobile, the Golden Gulf Coast, and other places the students travel. Not only are they taught a new way to “view things”-They have become history hunters wherever they go!
More than one half of the students’ entries placed in the Outdoor Alabama Ecological Society’s Photography Contest! Due to their students’ accomplishments, both teachers were recipients of the “1st ever” award of “Outstanding Photography Teachers” by this organization.
Ms. Kuykendall teaches United States history and Ms. Kohutek teaches geography and civics at Causey Middle School. Ms. Kuykendall was recently named Photographer of the Year by Camera South. Both will serve on the Board of Governors for Camera South for the 2013 year.
12/19/2012 1:07:41 PM
Congratulations Ms. Kuykendall!
I worked with Debbie years ago at Nan Gray Davis Elementary where she taught History... She was one of my daughter, Carolyn Ann's, favorite teachers. Debbie makes History come alive! She is very deserving of this opportunity!
Congratulations Again Debbie!