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Microsoft Innovative Schools Awards READ THIS CAREFULLY The following slides provide you with guidelines for the content of your Innovative Schools Awards entry. The final presentation should NOT exceed 5 Mb
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Microsoft Innovative Schools Awards • READ THIS CAREFULLY • The following slides provide you with guidelines for the content of your Innovative Schools Awards entry. • The final presentation should NOT exceed 5 Mb • Media files (optional) may be sent separately and should also not exceed 5Mb per file. These media files could be hyperlinked to run from a separate file in the same folder • You may add slides, images and effects as long as you observe the 5Mb file size limit – BE AS CREATIVE AS YOU CAN • You may change font attributes but we recommend that you apply the following guidelines: No more than 6 points per slide; no more than 20 words per point • To achieve a balance between maximum appeal and minimum file size we recommend that you compress all images in the document to 96dpi (Format | Picture | Compress) • Use this template in conjunction with the judging criteria to be found at email@example.com Save this presentation in the 2003 format if you are using Office 2007.
Place your School’s name here NOTE: You must complete each field on this page Write the names of three teachers who are representing the school here Write the departments and roles of the teachers here Write the areas of your innovation as a school here Write the schools’ website and teachers’ email addresses here Write your school’s telephone contact here (preferably cell number) What category(ies) best describe this entry: Community, Collaboration or Content
Use this slide to clearly state the objectives of your innovation areas and how they have been achieved over time.
Learning Tasks and Activities Use this slide (or more) to explain what the learners or teachers did and how the innovation tasks have helped your school. Evaluation criteria: Tasks are appropriately challenging, requiring learners to participate actively and manage tasks efficiently. There is a logical progression from activity to activity within the innovation.
Teaching and Learning Strategies Use this slide (or more) to explain how learners or teachers are engaged by the innovative strategy Evaluation criteria: strategies adopted are well-thought out and engage learners or teachers in their learning in innovative ways.
Relevance of ICT Tools Use this slide (or more) to explain how ICT enhanced the linnovative process Evaluation criteria: All the ICT tools used are relevant to the tasks and mediate and enhance the activities in the learning or working environment.
Innovative use of ICT Tools Use this slide (or more) to explain how ICT enhanced the learning or working process Evaluation criteria: The use of the ICT tools is innovative and significantly transforms classroom practices.
Educators as Change Agents and/or Learners as change agents. Use this slide (or more) to explain how your school and/or your learners have affected others positively through this innovation Evaluation criteria: The educator is engaging and inspiring, and has motivated and impacted learners, colleagues and school community
Most appropriate category from your entry • Your entry stands the best chance of selection if it can fit into at least one of these themes: • Community – your innovation reaches out to the community beyond your classroom • Collaboration – your innovation involves collaboration with other learners and teachers • Content – your innovation results in the creation of learning content that is reusable by others • Use this slide to explain briefly, but clearly, which category(ies) your project best represents. Give reasons for your decision.
Lastly, if you have not already made it perfectly clear to us, tell us why you think that what this presentation described is truly innovative. Once you have completed this template save it, using your full school name as the file name. Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org With the subject line: ITA 2009 Entry