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Coyote Springs Elementary has entered a $200,000 USD national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 19 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the most unique and inventive K-12 program. In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, Coyote Spring Elementary also submitted a short video to promote its program that teaches students the 21st century skills they need to be prepared for life.
Ten of the prizes, valued at $5,000 each, to be given away are from the People’s Choice category and will solely be based on how many votes applicants have received for their videos from the public. Video voting begins January 20, 2020. Coyote Spring Elementary video is now posted on the Follett Challenge website (www.follettchallenge.com) at the following link: youtu.be/POdO-IJ0710
After registering, users can cast one vote per day through January 24, 2020, when voting ends. Not only are the public’s votes significant in the video-voting portion of the contest, but they also will play a role in the overall rubric as twenty-percent of each school’s final score is based on the number of votes generated for their video.
We hope our community will support us by viewing our video and voting for our submission,” said Candice Stump, Principal of Coyote Springs Elementary. “Participating in the Follett Challenge recognizes our educators for the great job they are doing with the limited resources they have and, should we win, reward them with the resources to do more. It also will give our educators here at Coyote, a platform to share their innovation with other schools across the country and throughout the world.”
With a total prize value of $200,000 in products and services from Follett – a global education solutions leader – the overall winner will earn a $30,000 prize. Each of the other eight Semi-Finalists will earn $15,000 in prizes. The 10 People’s Choice awards are worth $5,000 each in products and services. This year’s Follett Challenge will honor a total of nine Semi-Finalist winners, three winners in each of the following categories: elementary, middle and high school.
The judges will be seeking applications that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration between students and among teachers and other members of the school staff. The winners of the 2020 Follett Challenge, including the Grand-Prize winner will be announced March 23, 2020. Please get online and vote for Coyote Springs Elementary!
For more on the Follett Challenge, visit www.follettchallenge.com.
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