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ORAU seeks applicants for the 2015 Extreme Classroom Makeover

Local teachers within a 50-mile radius of Oak Ridge encouraged to file their intent to apply by Oct. 15

Sept. 24, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its $25,000 Extreme Classroom Makeover competition. Now in its seventh year, the competition provides the latest educational technologies to update one teacher’s classroom. Interested teachers must file their intent to apply no later than Oct. 15, 2014.

The contest is open to public school math and science teachers who teach grades 3-10 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 2015-2016 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 ORAU’s website after Oct. 15, 2014 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 Mrs. Susan Silvey from Lake City Elementary School, has adapted to her new high-tech classroom, visit the 2014 competition web page.

2015 ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover timeline

  • Intent to apply deadline - Oct. 15, 2014
  • Full application and video entry deadline - Jan. 30, 2015
  • Winner announced - end of March/first of April 2015

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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