The winner of this challenge will be selected through a process to include an initial application and an in-person presentation. This initial application will be reviewed by a panel of judges to include Pugh Family Foundation and LEF board members, along with select educators who effectively and consistently utilize technology in their learning environments (these educators are ineligible to apply for the challenge).
Upon reviewing the applications, the judges will select finalists. The finalists will be required to create a presentation showcasing how they plan to integrate the technology into instruction in their individual learning environment. The presentation will be 10 minutes or less and 5 minutes for questions from the panel.
Academic Outcome(s) - 30% - What academic and/or learning outcomes are among the goals of this project and how will those results be tracked and measured?
Creativity & Innovation - 25% - How does the project utilize and support the development and application of educational concepts, processes, techniques. etc. not currently fully utilized in the applicant's educational environment?
Cost Effectiveness - 15% - What is the project cost per student? What is the long-term cost of this project (annual subscriptions, updates for the useful life of any hardware purchased, etc.)?
Potential for Replication - 10% - How easily can this project and its potential results be reproduced by another educator with similar resources?
Administrative Capacity - 10% - How qualified is the Project Director to successfully administer this project?
Follows current standards, best practices, ISTE/LPSS standards and aligns with long-range plans/goals - 10% - Does this project meet and comply with current standards as well as long-range plans/goals?
Please keep these criteria in mind when completing the application.
THIS APPLICATION PROCESS IS ANONYMOUS. Please refrain from listing your name or the name of your school in your narrative answers.