Funding, Grants & Awards
Classroom Refresh Contest Finalists Named
Compass Learning has selected
finalists in the Compass Learning Classroom Refresh Contest that
will "refresh" three classrooms with $185,000 worth of technology.
Earlier in the fall, the company asked classes
in grades K-12 to create music videos that
demonstrate the value of educational technology. More than 120 entries
submitted and the top 15 finalists have been identified.
The finalists will be narrowed down to
winners in three grade categories by a panel of guest judges and through
submitted by the public on the contest site, classroomrefreshcontest.com,
through December 1.
Winning classrooms will receive an entire
makeover that will include:
- Compass Learning's learning acceleration
software, along with the necessary professional development services;
- Education elements that include Launchpad and virtual Launchpad training;
- Smartboards and projectors; and
- All the necessary licenses and
subscriptions for one year.
"These videos indicate how passionate educators
the use of technology to meet the individual needs of each student in
classrooms," said Compass Learning Vice President Eileen Shihadeh.
Grand prizes in each grade category will be
sometime around December 10.
The public, including classes that have
can follow the contest on Facebook and Twitter at @compasslearning and
The Compass Learning Classroom
Refresh Contest finalists are:
Kindergarten - 5th grade:
6th – 8th grade:
9th – 12th grade:
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.