The Competition Is Heating Up!


The submission phase continues for the Compass Learning® Classroom Refresh Contest™! Contestants have through October 24 to submit their music videos for a chance to win a classroom edtech makeover worth up to $70,000! Three grand prizes will be awarded, one each in grades K–5, 6–8, and 9–12.

Elementary and middle school prize packages include annual site license subscriptions for Compass Learning Pathblazer™ reading and math intervention solution software or Hybridge™ blended learning solution software, plus Renzulli Learning™ project-based learning and enrichment software. Compass Learning will also provide FastTrack™ implementation training and professional development, 25 Google® Chromebooks™, and the Compass Learning/NWEA™ test translator service.

Education Elements™ will award school-wide annual licenses for the Launchpad digital content platform, including single student sign-on and account provisioning for the more than 30 digital content providers in the Education Elements partner ecosystem, virtual Launchpad training for building faculty and administrators via webinar, access to the online G+ community for best practice sharing, locked-in renewal rates, discounted upgrades, and admission to the Education Elements Personalized Learning Academy.

SMART® Technologies is giving a SMART Board model 685 with UF65w projector and SMART Notebook™, a year’s subscription to SMART amp™, and a year’s access to the SMART Notebook Advantage support portal.

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA™) is offering MAP® assessments to the winning classroom, with access to an online MAP administration workshop and an onsite reports workshop.

The winning high school entry will receive a choice of Compass Learning® High School ELA and Social Studies course software or Math and Science course software (instead of Pathblazer or Hybridge), plus a choice of Spanish, French, German, or Mandarin language packages, including one teacher annual license and ten student annual licenses, plus three hours of web-based training from Middlebury Interactive Languages™, PLUS the prizes listed above!

Entries will be accepted through October 24. As Friday the 24th approaches, watch for videos on the contest web site, where you’ll also find contest details and the official rules. Winners will be chosen through a combination of judges from the world of educational technology and a public vote. Get your video ready, submit it, and tell all your friends and family members—really, everybody in your community! Challenge a neighboring classroom or school to top YOUR video! Spread the word!

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