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ORAU seeks applicants for 2012 Extreme Classroom Makeover contest

Math, science teachers within 50-miles of Oak Ridge encouraged to file their intent to apply by Nov. 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Oct. 25, 2011
FY12-05

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities is pleased to announce that, for the fourth 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 Nov. 18, 2011.

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 2012-2013 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 website.

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 Nov. 18, 2011 for information regarding the full video application.

Learn more about the ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover contest and see how last year’s winner, Mr. Herman Sutton from Green Magnet Math and Science Academy, in Knoxville, has adapted to his new high-tech classroom.

2012 ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover Timeline
Intent to apply deadline Nov. 18, 2011
Full application and video entry deadline Jan. 23, 2012
Winner announced End of March/First of April 2012

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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