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Contest Submission Details

Submissions will be accepted until midnight EST on Friday, March 11, 2016.

The 8th annual contest challenges Canadian teachers to capture innovative teaching and learning
practices and upload a two to four minute video, podcast, or digital portfolio showcasing the role
pedagogy and technology play in engaging and motivating their students in the 21st century classroom.
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Sponsers Prize
Advanced Education Copernicus TEC500C and a DCS1A
SMART Technologies Smart Kapp
Logics Academy Dash and Dot/ nBot Robots
Dell Latitude 11 5000 Series Tablet
Promethean 1-Year Subscription of ClassFlow for Schools for each winner Half-day in-person training session (plus a 2-hour follow up webinar)
The Padcaster Padcaster Case; Lens Bracket with 72-58mm step-down ring; .45 wide-angle lens, Padcaster YT-1300 unidirectional microphone; Dual mic and headphone cable; Four (4) lens bracket mounting screws; One (1) custom camera cage screw; One (1) cold shoe adapter.
Fresh Grade FreshGrade learning platform helps teachers plan their lessons, assess their students, document their work, provide personalized instruction, visualize student mastery based on standards and report student work and comprehension to their parents in the form of ePortfolios.
Steelcase Education 2 trapezoid tables with adjustable standing height legs and personal whiteboards accompanied by 6 Node Stools
TakingITGlobal TakingITGlobal e-Course
STEM Learning Lab Humanoid EZ Robot (Western Only), plus two (2) lessons & training
 Bosch  Dremel 3D Printer 

How Will Prizes Be Awarded?

The official announcement of the three (3) 2016 grand prize national winners will be shared in the April
edition of the MindShare Learning Report. Winners will receive a ‘Makerspace’ prize package (including
professional learning) valued at over $10,000.00 for each school.  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). 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.


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 or Vimeo.
  • The Submission can be no more than four (4) minutes in length and contain no copyrighted material.
  • 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

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