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.
Teachers: Could you be the next winner of ORAU's Extreme Classroom Makeover?
It's that time of year! Our 2019 Extreme Classroom Makeover contest is now open for applications. Check out this year's contest guidelines and create a video that shows us why your classroom needs a technology makeover! The deadline to submit your application and video is January 25, 2019.
West View’s Patrick Pollock wins 2018 Extreme Classroom Makeover
Patrick Pollock, 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)
Want to learn more about Exteme Classroom Makeover? Contact Jenna Harpenau at 865.574.8669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.