By Katie Lepi
his year marked the third year of the $200,000 Follett Challenge, which encourages K-12 schools around the US to share their innovative programs that have been put in place to prepare our modern students for the demands of the 21st century.Recently, the 4 semifinalists plus the “People’s Choice” winners —were announced. We thought that their programs were pretty cool and worth sharing. The winners were based on the number of votes they received from the public.
The grand prize winner (who will be announced in May) will earn a $60,000 prize in Follett products and services, while the other three semifinalists will each earn $30,000 in products and services.
Elementary School Category
Albert P. Terhune Elementary School; Wayne Township Public Schools; Wayne, N.J.; video: “Augmented Reality Book Trailer Program”
Middle School Category
Memorial Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Fair Lawn Public Schools; Fair Lawn, N.J.; video: “Dynamic Math Connections”
High School Category
Belleville West High School; Belleville Township High School District 201; Belleville, Ill.; video: “A Community of Readers”
Wayland Union Schools; Wayland, Mich.; video: “Media and Technology at Wayland Union Schools”