AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As schools get back in session across the country, Compass Learning, a leader in personalized learning, is kicking off a nationwide contest to celebrate the difference technology can make for K-12 students and teachers. Today, the company announced details of its Compass Learning® Classroom Refresh ContestTM, which will “refresh” three classrooms with education technology and services valued at $185,000.
“We can’t wait to see the creativity and enthusiasm this contest inspires in students as they vie for engaging, interactive technology that will help create rich learning environments,” said Eileen Shihadeh, Vice President at Compass Learning.
Students and teachers across America are invited to submit short, creative music videos expressing how educational technology will enhance the learning experience in the classroom.
Entries for the 2014 Classroom Refresh Contest may be submitted via the official contest website, www.ClassroomRefreshContest.com beginning September 19. Videos will be judged based on overall creativity and spirit of the entry, effectiveness of expressing how the use of technology enhances personalized learning in the classroom, and the production quality of the video.
Submissions will close at 11:59:59 AM EDT on October 24. On November 3, five finalists from each grade category (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) will be announced and the public will be invited to vote for the best submissions through December 1. One grand prize winner will be announced for each grade category on or around December 10, 2014.
The winner in each category will receive a classroom technology makeover with engaging tools and resources, including:
- Compass Learning® – Learning Acceleration Software™ and Professional Development Services
- Education Elements – Launchpad and Virtual Launchpad Training
- SMART® Technologies – SMART Boards and projectors
- NWEA™ – Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) licenses
Prize package values vary according to grade category and range from $57,000 to $70,000.
For a complete listing of rules and guidelines for participating in the Compass Learning Classroom Refresh Contest, please visit www.ClassroomRefreshContest.com.
About Compass Learning®
Known for its academic rigor that is based on more than 40 years of research into how students learn, Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results, one learner at a time. Its K-12 learning acceleration software™ combines a rigorous instructional approach and actionable data with engaging digital content so students have fun while making real progress. Supported by innovative professional development, Compass Learning is a comprehensive answer for educators who want to inspire students on the path to success. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Compass Learning serves more than 10,000 schools across the United States.