Oak Ridge Associated Universities announced on Wednesday that it will have its Extreme Classroom Makeover for the sixth year.
The makeover will be awarded to one lucky school teacher, a press release said. The award provides $25,000 worth of the latest educational technologies, training, and/or support. Teachers interested in competing must file their intent to apply no later than Sept. 13.
The contest is open to public school math and science teachers who teach grades from 3rd-10th and are located within a 50-mile radius of Oak Ridge. Entrants must have the written consent of their principals and, if chosen, be willing to have their 2014-2015 classroom experience highlighted on the Internet and in various media outlets. Teachers, students and even parents whose children are benefiting from this initiative will be invited to blog about this year-long experience on the Extreme Classroom website, the press release said.
After submitting an intent-to-apply form, entrants will also be required to submit a full application and a three- to four-minute video that illustrates potential uses of technology and the need for technology in their classrooms. Check back on the ORAU website after Sept. 13 for information regarding the full video application.
For more information on the ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover contest or to see how last year’s winner, Karla Fultz from A. L. Lotts Elementary School, has adapted to her new high-tech classroom, visit http://www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/classroom-makeover.
Here is the 2014 ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover timeline:
- Intent to apply deadline—Sept. 13, 2013
- Full application and video entry deadline—Jan. 24, 2014
- Winner announced—end of March/first of April 2014