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, C21 Canada, Padcaster, Logics Academy, Edwin, Diversified, Copernicus, Steelcase, Ergotron, Preper, is bringing the 12th annual Schools of the Future Challenge to schools across Canada; giving educators and students from K20 the opportunity to share their school’s video story of innovative teaching and learning practices!
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” (http://c21canada.org/)
- Equity and Accessibility
- Inquiry-based learning
- Project/Problem-based learning
- Design thinking, and more!
Think about what a student centred school might look like – how is the school 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 school plan in your video.
All videos must include the MindShare Learning Technology logo and the name of the contest: Schools 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, April 24
The official announcement of the three (3) 2020 grand prize national winners will be shared in the June edition of the MindShare Learning Report. Winners will receive an Extreme School 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.