SOURCE: Curriki

Curriki

April 27, 2011 09:01 ET

Curriki Calls for K-12 Video-Based Lesson Plan Submissions

Curriki Seeks Innovative Classroom Lesson Plans or Student-Facing Games/Activities Utilizing Video to Share With Global Audience

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - Curriki (http://www.curriki.org/), the leading K-12 global community for creating, sharing, and finding open learning resources, today launched its Video Lesson Plan Challenge (http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/VideoLessonChallenge) open to all K-12 teachers. Teachers are encouraged to use video cameras in the development of a student-oriented K-12 lesson plan covering any subject area(s) where video is a key medium used to teach students a particular subject. Entries are due by July 31, 2011, and the top applicants will be able to publish their coursework to a global audience, while receiving a cash award for their efforts.

All entries must follow the Extended Lesson Plan Template, which requires fields such as summary, essential questions, learner outcomes, standards alignment and more. One entry will be chosen in each of the following categories: Kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd grade through 5th grade; 6th grade through 8th grade; 9th grade through 12th grade. Four winners will each receive $500 and one grand prize winner will receive $5,000. Winners will be announced on August 31, 2011.

Applicants do not need to include video with the lesson plan submissions due July 31, 2011. However, if their lesson plan is selected as one of the winning submissions, they must create and send in video footage to accompany their winning lesson plan or student-facing activity idea, and share the results with the Curriki community.

The video challenge is open to all K-12 teachers who are members of Curriki. (Non-members are invited to join Curriki -- it's easy and it's free.) Additional information on submissions and judging criteria can be found on the Video Lesson Plan Challenge (http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/VideoLessonChallenge) page.

About Curriki
A non-profit organization, Curriki is the leading K-12 global community for teachers, students and parents to create, share, and find open learning resources that improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes. With over 173,000 members and 42,000+ learning assets, Curriki attracts more than 1.6 million unique visitors per year. Join today www.curriki.org

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