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ORAU accepting applications for Extreme Classroom Makeover

ORAU) Oak Ridge Associated Universities is accepting applications for its $25,000 Extreme Classroom Makeover competition. Now in its eighth year, the competition provides the latest educational technologies to update one teacher’s classroom, a press release said. Interested teachers must file their intent to apply no later than October 14.

The contest is open to public school math and science teachers who teach grades from third to 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 2016-2017 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 14 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 Charlie Arp from Brown Intermediate School in Sweetwater, Tennessee, has adapted to his new high-tech classroom, visit http://www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/classroom-makeover.

2016 ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover Timeline

  • Intent to apply deadline: October 14, 2015
  • Full application and video entry deadline: January 29, 2016
  • Winner announced: End of March/First of April 2016

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