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Una Announces Leo Learning Winners

May. 18, 2011



Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama recently announced the winners of the Leo Learning video contest for Muscle Shoals High School and Middle School students. Drawing inspiration from the Mathtrain.tv Web site created by Eric Marcos and his students, the Leo Learning program is designed to encourage students to teach students using video tutorials. The university hopes that Leo Learning will grow into a useful tool enabling students to express their creativity while helping other students. In a pilot program sponsored in part by Techsmith Camtasia, the Alabama Geographic Alliance and the National Geographic Education foundation, Leo Learning asked Muscle Shoals High School and Middle School teachers to incorporate a video tutorial project into their lesson plans. Participating teachers were Melanie Calvert, John Ritter, Lori Roberts, Leah Torisky, Leella Holt, Dwight McGee, and Juanica Baugh. For more information on the Leo Learning program, visit www.leolearning.com. Winners in the initial Leo Learning video contest were: MUSCLE SHOALS HIGH SCHOOL First place - "Balancing Equations," by Jared Leech Second place - "Sound," by Clay Craft, Hjalmar Breit and J.P. Alexander Third place - "Inertia," by Jordan Brisendine, Madison Rose and Sarah Katherine Riley MUSCLE SHOALS MIDDLE SCHOOL First place - "Australia," by Jacob Cook and Robert Green Second place - "Cuba," by Caroline Sockwell, Raiana Keener and Casey Swain Third place - "Hammarabi," by Nathan Sherrill, Marissa Smith and Mary Beth Brown UNA hopes to continue a larger version of the Leo Learning program with additional area schools in the 2011-12 school year.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/