Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award WinnersPhoto 25 of 37
Colin DeGroot (NM '15) │Science teacher, The ASK Academy │Rio Rancho, NM
Date of Award: February 24, 2016
Colin DeGroot is known for his Pyramid Teaching method. He asks students to become "experts" in specific areas of study and then share findings with the entire school. DeGroot's students have built roller coasters, a rocket, a wind farm and carbon-dioxide-powered cars. In one class, students created a greenhouse that provided food for 40 people.
Pictured, Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, congratulates recipient Colin DeGroot (NM '15) on his surprise Award as students, staff and guests continue their long standing ovation.
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