Head Elementary School has entered the Follett Challenge and is asking for the public’s help to win the grand prize of $60,000. The Follett Challenge, created by Follett School Solutions, the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, rewards schools for their work applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy, and promote critical thinking.
Contestants are required to use an online application to describe their program as well as create a 3- to 5-minute video showcasing the program and its positive impact on the school. Applications are evaluated by a panel of judges and 20 percent of each contestant’s total score is based on how many votes their video receives. Head Elementary School’s video, The Magical Media Center, can be viewed at follettchallenge.com/videos/752. Individuals can cast one vote per day from January 23–27.
Thirteen prizes will be awarded and the Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the pool of semi-finalists and awarded an additional $30,000, for a total of $60,000. The Follett Challenge semi-finalists and People’s Choice (video) winners will be announced on February 28, 2017, and the Grand Prize winner will be announced on April 28, 2017.