Local teachers within a 50 mile radius of Oak Ridge encouraged to file their intent to apply by Nov. 18.

extreme-classOak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is pleased to announce that, for the third year, the ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover will be awarded to one lucky school teacher. The award provides $25,000 worth of the latest educational technologies, training and/or support. Teachers interested in competing must file their intent to apply no later than November 18, 2010.

The contest is open to public school math and science teachers who teach at the elementary or middle school level (5th-8th grades) and are located within a 50-mile radius of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Entrants must have the written consent of their principals and, if chosen, be willing to have their 2011-2012 classroom experience highlighted on the Internet and in various media outlets. Teachers, students, and even parents whose children are benefiting from this initiative will be invited to blog about this year-long experience on the Extreme Classroom Web site.

After submitting an intent-to-apply form, entrants will also be required to submit a full application and a 3-4 minute video that illustrates potential uses of technology and the need for technology in their classrooms. Check back on our website after November 18, 2010 for information regarding the full video application.

For more information on the ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover contest or to see how last year’s winner Mr. Jordan Haney from Rocky Hill Elementary School, in Knoxville, has adapted to his new high-tech classroom, visit www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/classroom-makeover.

2011 ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover Timeline
Intent to Apply deadline: Nov. 18, 2010
Full Application and Video Entry deadline: Jan. 21, 2011
Winner announced: End of March/First of April 2011

Source: Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Photo: Oak Ridge Associated Universities