The Compass Learning “Ideal Learning Environment” video contest invites students, teachers and others with an interest in education to submit videos that visually describe their ideal learning environment. Contestants will submit video recordings through the contest platform that define or demonstrate their ideal learning environment—one that fosters creativity, sparks curiosity and encourages 21st century skill development—and makes them want to learn!
Video entries may be as simple as a recording made on a cell phone or as elaborate as a produced video. Videos must be three minutes or less in length. The winner will be selected through a combination of public votes and a panel of judges. This will be a three-round selection process. The cash prize of $10,000 will go to the winning contestant; an additional award of $5,000 will go to: (1) the winning entrant’s school, if the entrant is a student; or (2) if the entrant is home-schooled or not a student, to a non-profit organization that supports educational programs, such as a children’s museum or library.
Due October 18, 2012
Entries must come from a a student, teacher or parent (if the student is under 13).
The criteria used by the judges are: (1) clarity of ideas and concepts; (2) innovation—is the idea/concept unique and interesting; and (3) scalability—can the concept or idea be implemented to engage numerous students in learning.
A single winning video will be selected from the pool of eligible entries. The winning entrant will receive a cash prize in the amount of ten thousand United State dollars ($10,000). An additional award of five thousand United States dollars ($5,000) will be provided to: (1) the winning entrant’s school, if entrant is a student; or (2) if the entrant is home-schooled or not a student, to a non-profit organization that supports educational programs, such as a children’s museum or library
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