May 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

Seventh Annual Follett Challenge Launches

Follett Corporation is offering $200,000 to schools showing innovation in how they prepare students for the demands of the 21st century.

Sixth Annual Follett Challenge Launches

If you have a cool, unique educational program going on at your school, Follett wants to hear about it. The company is giving away prizes consisting of products and services in their latest competition.

Fifth Annual Follett Challenge Kicks Off on November 2

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.

Illinois Middle School Wins 2015 Follett Challenge

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.

Follett Challenge: Don’t miss this opportunity!

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 […]

Follett Challenge: Why Not You? | Sponsored

“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

Follett Challenge: Winning Stories | Sponsored

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.

Illinois High School Scores the Follett Challenge Grand Prize

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.

Follett Challenge Seeks Innovative Schools; $200,000 in Prizes Available

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.

Take the Follett Challenge; Future of Libraries Center; Día Mini-Grants | News Bites

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.

A new Follett Challenge & a couple of inspiring stories

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 […]

Enter the Follett Challenge; Win $200K in Follett Goods

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.