Extreme Classroom Makeover
Teachers, what would you do with $25,000 in technology upgrades?
ORAU launched Extreme Classroom Makeover in 2008 to help improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in public schools across East Tennessee. The concept played off of home makeover shows that were trendy at the time—one teacher, one classroom and $25,000 in new technology.
In the years since, Extreme Classroom Makeover has become so much more than that. Technological advancements are an everyday occurrence. Most children today are digital natives, seemingly born with smartphones or tablets in hand. Still, some schools do not have the budgets to keep pace with changing technology. Keeping up with current demands seems like a luxury.
That’s where Extreme Classroom Makeover comes in. Our annual competition awards deserving STEM teachers with a room full of the latest educational technology.
West View’s Patrick Pollard wins 2018 Extreme Classroom Makeover
Patrick Pollard, teacher at West View Elementary School in Knox County, was interrupted mid-class by a robot that asked Patrick to take a walk across the hall. Watch the video to see what happened next.
2018 Winner's Entry Video - West View Elementary School (Knox County)
2017 Winner's Entry Video - Rutledge Middle School (Grainger County)
2016 Winner's Entry Video - Austin-East High School (Knox County)
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