Creativity

Team Work:  Teaching teams or partnerships can submit their best practices or strategies for incorporating creativity in the classroom.  Share what you do and why it works.  How does working in a group make this even better for you?  Submit your video or essay to the submission form here.

Creative Project:  Do you have a great project that seems to bring out the creative side of your kids?  Share the lesson plan or basic ideas and explain the results through a video, screencast, or essay to the submission form here.

Tips & Tricks:  So perhaps you don't have a full on project, but you incorporate basic practices or techniques that put yourself or your kids in a creative mindset.  Share your best tips and tricks in a video, screencast, or short essay to the submission form here.

Joy

Planning for Joy Are you deliberate in your attempts to inject a little joy into your day?  Share your ideas for incorporating joy into character ed or other lessons that help your kids see the brighter side even in dark times.  Submit your video or essay to the submission form here.

Parents/Students:  Did you see inspiring actions in your teachers or other education supporters this year?  Big or small gestures that inspired hope during tough times?  Share the story through a video, screencast, or essay to the submission form here.

Joy for Colleagues Which fun and crazy colleague of yours deserves a shout out?  The one who helped everyone endure this difficult time with light heartedness or empathy.  Share your 'thank you' in detail through video, screencast, or short essay to the submission form here.

Equity

Tech for Equity  Have you found a way to use your technology or data to identify and/or make progress toward eradicating bias? Learning management systems, grade info systems, and other tools can tell us a lot about our own practice and help us level the playing field for everyone.  Explain the process and results in your video or essay (free from identifying information) to the form here.

Above & Beyond  Do you know someone who went above and beyond his/her job description to ensure that basic needs were met in your community?  The COVID lockdown showed many of us how essential our schools are to the families in the region.  Share your own story or one you saw in your school through a video, screencast, or essay to the submission form here.

Under the Radar:  What needs are we missing?  Do you see a rare issue that isn't being addressed by larger grants, but is nonetheless significant?  What could you do with $50, $75, or $100 to start making a dent in this problem? Explain this issue and the impact it has on our schools in an essay and propose some ideas for funding through the submission form here.

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