Deadline approaches for $200,000 curriculum challenge

Follett has announced it will throw a party for the 2012-13 Follett Challenge, contest’s two grand-prize winners at their respective schools.

The Follett Challenge is an advocacy contest awarding a total of $200,000 worth of Follett products and services to six K-12 schools that are expertly aligning their curriculum to teach 21st century learning skills. The deadline for entries is January 4, 2013.

Entries are sought from educators throughout all departments in schools that are designing programs that develop critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration between students and among educators. It is open to all public and private K-12 schools in the United States and Canada, as well as American-run, English speaking international schools. Applicants are asked to submit a three- to five-minute video, as well as a written overview of the program describing how it has impacted student advancement with 21st century skills.

Six schools will win their share of $200,000. The two grand-prize winners each will earn $60,000 in products and services from Follett, while the remaining prizes range in value from $35,000 to $5,000.

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