Now entering its 14th year with over $1 million in prizes awarded to support student learning, the Canadian Schools of the Future Challenge was launched in an effort to inspire excellence in teaching, learning & innovation happening in K12 publicly funded schools across Canada.

We think that you’ll be impressed by the many outstanding video submissions from our Virtual Hall of Fame Winners!

Our goal is to help Canada get beyond pockets of innovation bringing equitable tech tools, knowledge and resources to all publicly funded schools. The CSFI Challenge is a fun project-based activity for teachers to engage students in developing essential skills to be real-world problem solvers.

Research shows that technology infused pedagogy has the power to transform teaching & learning. We can now create deeper and authentic learning experiences through student centered learning and the use of digital resources that are now available to both teachers and students.

The design philosophy of this year’s CSFI Challenge aims to help support student learning by solving real-world UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) community challenges within the school, or local community.

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Contest Submission Details

Teachers challenge your students to solve real-world problems within their School Community leveraging technology and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Teacher inspired and Student-led submissions will include a 2-4 minute video demonstrating how students leveraged technology to solve at least (2) SDGS goals within your school, or community.

17 UN Sustainable development goals: https://sdgs.un.org/goals Watch Video

Concepts to consider including in your video:

  • Student choice and voice
  • Global competencies – The “7Cs”
  • Equity, diversity and Accessibility
  • Well-being
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Project/Problem-based learning
  • Design thinking of the classroom/school building, learning commons, or makerspace to enhance learning

All videos must include the MindShare Learning Technology logo and the name of the contest: Schools of the Future Student Innovation 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:

  • 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 May 23rd, 2022

The official announcement of the three (3) 2022 grand prize national winners will be shared in the June edition of the MindShare Learning Report. Winning schools will receive an Extreme School Makeover courtesy of generous sponsors. The prize packages will include time with the Dell Education Strategist Katina Papulkas 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.

MindShare Learning along with lead sponsor, Dell Technologies and other valued sponsors, C21 Canada, FrontRow, Diversified, Spectrum Educational Supplies, Lego Education, Wacom, Nelson, Edwin, Steelcase & Smith Systems are pleased to announce the launch of the 14th Annual Canadian Schools of the Future Challenge.

Win a School Makerspace Makeover! Over $50,000 in prizes up for grabs!

Prize Package Winners will be announced in the June 2022 CanAm Canadian EdTech MindShare Report

How Will Prizes Be Awarded?

The official announcement of the three (3) 2022 grand prize national winners will be shared in the June 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.

The judges are 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 Technologies (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

C21 Canada 7C’s Global Competencies (Watch inspirational video)

  • 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 educators and students in K12 publicly funded Canadian K12 schools.
  • Teachers must seek approval from their school principal to participate.
  • Group submissions (teachers and students) by a school are permitted and encouraged.
  • Submissions that are in video format must be uploaded to YouTube.
  • Video submissions can be no more than three (3) minutes in length and contain no copyrighted material.
  • All videos, podcasts & blogs 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 virtual award ceremonies and agree to their photo being published.*For further info please contact us at info@mindsharelearning.com

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