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2011 Winners!

2010 Winners!

 

 

Click here to read about the winning entries from last year.

 

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The markers denote contest entries. Green markers denote the winners.

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$2,000 Prize

 

Can you implement "Global 21"?

 

 

21st Century Education consists of many concepts, including:

     
Thinking instead of memorizing Student centered instruction Project Based Learning
Rubrics BEFORE the lesson Alternate Assessment Relevant to their future, not our past
Essential Questions Cross Curricular Next Generation Standards
Collaboration Teams rather than individual work Talking in class is allowed
Blended Delivery    
     

Integration of technology including:

     
Thinkfinity SAS Curriculum Pathways Intel Teach
Google Apps WebTop Edmodo
Interactive WhiteBoards Personal Responders Schoology
Jing Movie Maker PhotoStory
Wiki Blog Podcasts
RSS Social networks Video

 

Contest:

 

Implement a 21st Century lesson or project. Video, or demonstrate your lesson or project in action.

 

Money:

The prize money can be spend in these ways:

  • Hardware, software or PD from the "Tools for Schools" contract
  • Field Trips for the students
  • Personal travel to the educational conference of their choice.
  • Acceptable Examples: A classroom set of tablets or computers. A field trip to the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
  • Poor Examples: Travel that allows two people to travel.
  • Unacceptable Examples: Purchasing a new photocopy machine for the school or something that only benefits one person.

 

guidelines:

 

  1. How will the prize money be spent?
  2. How will it be split?
  3. What is the deadline?
  4. Entry Form? No website with video (legal issues)
  5. Evidence of rubic items, not simple verbage.
  6. Must Declare which prize they are going for
  7. (We are NOT looking for a research project with a few slides on presentation software).
  8. Essential Question is clearly defined.

Mailed Entries:

WV Department of Education

Attn: Mark Moore

1900 Kanawaha Blvd. East

Building 6, Room 346

Charleston, WV 25305

 

 

Email Entries:

mramoore@access.k12.wv.us

 

 

Scoring Rubric

 

 
High
Medium
Low
Content Standards and Objectives My project or activity covers many content areas. My project or activity covers two content areas
My project covers one content area or standard.
Resources (Thinkfinity, SAS, Intel, Google, ThinkQuest, etc) My project or activity utilizes more than 3 resources effectively.(Projects MUST utilize at least one Thinkfinity Partner Created resource) My project or activity utilizes 3 or fewer resources.(Projects MUST utilize at least one Thinkfinity Partner Created resource)
My project or activity uses one Thinkfinity Partner Created resource only.
Collaboration

My project or activity utilized collaboration frequently or with large groups.

My project utilized collaboration briefly within small groups. My project or activity is solo work.
Outreach My project had a global scope. My project had a community scope. My project did not extend outside my classroom.
Assessment My project or activity had multiple forms of assessment spaced throughout the duration of the assignment. Students were able to self assess and peer assess as well as be assessed by the teacher. My project or activity had an assessment at the beginning, middle and end. My project or activity had a final assessment at the end only.
Student Centered My project or activity was guided by the student's desire to learn. The teacher's role was best described as a "guide". My project or activity was lead by the teacher but the students were a part of the decision making process. My project or activity was lead by the teacher who instructed the students on what they had to learn.
WOW factor (engagement) My project or activity had a highly engaged classroom who wanted to participate. My project or activity was interesting to a few of the classroom members but was seen as a chore to others. My project or activity required silence and happiness was far far away.
Essential Questions My project or activity has an essential question that helps students find deeper meaning. My project or activity has a fact based question to answer. My project or activity has no essential question.
Technology My students used technology to solve problems and support this project effecivelty. (Don't force the tool - right tool for the right job) A few students and teachers utilized the technology while other students observed. My project or activity utilized no modern technology.
Preparation for the Future My project or activity helped prepare the students for a future that hasn't even been realized yet. My project or activity prepared the students for the world that actually exists today. My project or activity prepared students for the teacher's past.