Technology infused pedagogy has the power to transform teaching & learning. We can now create deeper and authentic learning experiences through student centred learning and the use of digital resources that are now available to both teachers and students. It’s never been a more exciting time for teachers to explore and for schools to stay connected with accessible and current technology to nurture student engagement and success.

MindShare Learning with prize sponsorship by Dell EMC, Microsoft, C21 Canada, Dremel, Logics, Advanced Education, Ergotron, is bringing the 11th annual Classroom of the Future Challenge to schools across Canada; giving educators and students from K20 the opportunity to participate in a Classroom Makeover!

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Contest Submission Details

In collaboration with students, record and Submit a 2-3 minute video to showcase how you and your students have transitioned, or in the process of transitioning, to a student centred learning environment and how technology can support and/or accelerate this transformation. Ideas to refer to in your video may include how you are using:

  • Student choice and voice
  • Assessment for, and as, learning
  • Global competencies – The “7Cs”
  • Equity and Accessibility
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Project/Problem-based learning
  • Design thinking, and more!

Think about what a student centred classroom might look like – how is the classroom set up? How might technology and accessories support this active learning environment? As a class, design your learning space and make sure to include your student centred approach for learning and your classroom plan in your video.

All videos must include the MindShare Learning Technology logo and the name of the contest: Classroom of the Future Challenge. It is the responsibility of the Teacher making the contest submission to obtain the permission of parents or guardians of any minors under the age of 18 that will be seen in the contest video. MindShare Learning will choose the prize winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received.

Success Criteria for a great video submission:

  • Ensure you are in a well-lit area, let us see how you are using technology
  • Capture authentic learning in action involving your students
  • Speak–loud and clear, we want to hear what you have to say
  • Submissions will be accepted until midnight PST on Friday, March 29

The official announcement of the three (3) 2019 grand prize national winners will be shared in the May edition of the MindShare Learning Report. Winners will receive a an Extreme Classroom Makeover aligned with the student centred learning and design plan shared in their video courtesy of our prize sponsor Dell EMC. The prize package will include time with the Dell Education Strategist along with some professional learning for each winning school. Prizes will be shipped separately directly to the winning schools. Prizes are intended for utilization at the respective winning schools and not considered the teacher’s personal winnings.

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You could help your school win some amazing prizes with your student centred classroom design!!

Prize Packages will be announced in the May issue of the MindShare Report

How Will Prizes Be Awarded?

The official announcement of the three (3) 2019 grand prize national winners will be shared in the April edition of the MindShare Learning Report. Sponsors will ship prize packages directly to the winning schools. Prizes are intended for utilization at the respective winning schools and not considered the teacher’s personal winnings.

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The judges are comprised of a MindShare Learning Report representative (1), MindShare Learning Board member (2) and last year’s contest winners (3), as well as special guest judges from Dell EMC & Microsoft(4). The judging criteria rubrics, used by the judges, will be based on C21 Canada’s 7 C’s of 21st Century Learning. This rubric can be found below.


Standards

7 C’s of 21st Century Learning

  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Culture and Ethical Citizenship
  • Computer and Digital Technologies

Source: 7 C’s of 21st Century Learning Page 10

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Open to full-time K-12 educators working in a publicly funded Canadian School and holding a valid teaching certificate.

  • Teachers must seek approval from their school principal to participate.
  • Group submissions (teachers and students) by a school are permitted and encouraged.
  • Submissions must be in video format and uploaded to YouTube.
  • The Submission can be no more than three (3) minutes in length and contain no copyrighted material.
  • All submitted video intros must include; the Mindshare Learning Technology logo and the name of the contest.
  • Please seek appropriate approvals from video participants in the event your submission is successful and we wish to showcase your video.
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded. There is no cash value.
  • Winners must be prepared to participate in award ceremonies and agree to their photo being published.*For further info please contact us at info@mindsharelearning.com

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