Recognizing innovative K–12 programs that teach 21st-century skills to students, the Follett Challenge awards $200,000 in Follett products and services. All public and private K–12 schools and districts are eligible to apply.
The O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, IL, has been awarded the Follett Challenge Grand Prize for its inventive multimedia program, Conquest of the Realm. The school will receive $60,000 in Follett products and services. Two semifinalists were also named.
The upcoming holidays are an ideal time for you to work on your Follett Challenge entry. But get moving. The deadline for the fourth event is January 9th! I know you are doing inspiring, innovative work in your libraries. Why not go for a share of the $200,000 in products and services Follett will generously […]
“One of the greatest benefits of the Challenge was the opportunity it provided to share our reading initiative with other schools.” John Lodle, Belleville West High School
So often, the stories you hear about education are riddled with news about funding crises, achievement gaps, and failing schools. But those are the stories that make the news. And those are the stories Follett Challenge—a contest that rewards innovation in K-12 teaching and learning— is trying to change. The folks at Follett are looking for more stories. We know there are so many more stories just waiting to be uncovered in our future winning districts. So don’t be afraid to share yours.
Illiinois’ Belleville West High School has been named the grand prize winner of $65,000 total in Follett products and services in the third annual Follett Challenge, a competition to identify, reward, and promote the most innovative teaching and learning program, for its Community of Readers program.
The 2013–2014 Follett Challenge has begun! A total of 15 schools that best demonstrate innovative approaches to 21st century learning will be selected to earn $200,000 in Follett products and services.
Enter the Follett Challenge for a chance to receive up to $60,000. The American Library Association received a grant to establish a Center for the Future of Libraries. Apply for a Día Family Book Club Mini-Grant.
I’ve come to the conclusion that there are probably a thousand different ways to do library great. Sure there are handbooks on how to put together a traditional library program–how to create a budget, weed a collection, host an author event, collaborate with teachers. But no textbook shows you what it looks like when the […]
The Follett Challenge is back—but this year the prize money has doubled and the pool of eligible applicants has expanded from just media specialists to all K-12 educators who best align their curriculum to teach 21st century critical thinking skills.