November 22, 2017

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CDW-G Launches Collaboration Nation



Work together and win! CDW-G’s second annual Collaboration Nation, the program recognizing successful collaboration on educational technology projects, opens to entries on February 1.

Any K–12 school/district in the U.S. is eligible. CDW-G, in partnership with eSchool News, is offering a grand prize of $50,000 as well as three monthly prizes of $15,000 to spend with Collaboration Nation partners Cisco, Cisco Meraki, HP and Lenovo.

Entrants must create a 90-second video showcasing their cross-departmental collaboration project, upload the video to YouTube, and submit a brief entry form.

The grand prize will be awarded by a judging panel who will be looking at overall education vision and strategy, project goals, program success, and the level of collaboration. This year’s judges are Ann McMullan, education consultant, Stephen Noonoo, editor, eSchool News, and Mike Patterson, K-12 education strategist, CDW-G.

The school or district with the most votes between the 1st and the 15th of March, April and May, respectively, through the Collaboration Nation Facebook page will win the monthly prizes.

“In 2015, we launched Collaboration Nation to give schools a chance to showcase their exemplary educational technology collaboration projects and the measurable impact they had on learning and teaching. From music class to history class, and tablets to cameras, last year’s participants used technology and collaboration to engage students in new and innovative ways,” said David Hutchins, vice president, K-12 education, CDW-G. To check out last year’s entries and winners, visit

To get more details and enter, go to deadline to enter is April 30.