Local teachers within 50-mile radius encouraged to file intent to apply by Oct. 15
Oak Ridge Associated Universities is now accepting applications for its $25,000 Extreme Classroom Makeover competition. Now in its seventh year, the competition provides the latest educational technologies to update one teacher’s classroom. Interested teachers must file their intent to apply no later than October 15.
The contest is open to public school math and science teachers who teach grades third through 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 2015-2016 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.
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 ORAU’s website after October 15 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, Susan Silvey from Lake City Elementary School, has adapted to her new high-tech classroom, visit http://www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/classroom-makeover.
2015 ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover Timeline
- Intent to apply deadline—October 15, 2014
- Full application and video entry deadline—January 30, 2015
- Winner announced at the end of March/first of April 2015