Contest to help educators get more from conference
By Winnie Wong - Board Member
We are excited to open a contest with winning teams awarded prizes towards their MakerSpace proposal or project.
This contest aims to give teachers and students an opportunity to learn and think about how to design an actual functional makerspace for their school as well as a chance to complete a hands-on maker project based on students’ interests and/or community needs. By carrying out this exercise, participants will gain invaluable insights on the theoretical and practical aspects of designing and creating through makerspace for their school.
Students will also gain vital skills required to be successful in life. These skills include critical thinking, team work, planning, budgeting, organizing, and time management. It also allows them the opportunity to discover, try new ideas, and learn the importance of the iterative process. Most of all it provides the basis for their becoming positive contributing members of society with an understanding of their interests and capabilities. The combination of theoretical design and hands-on application will solidify the innovation, design, and making process.
Application is due no later than June 13th. Full set of information including Timeline can be obtained from conference site in the link below.
Email: email@example.com should any question arise, or to submit an application. Please share this with parties that you think would like to participate.
There are a lot of pieces at work behind the scene in having a great conference program that will give impactful and lasting value. One such piece woud be the making of a conference website. Readers of the attached pdf file would get an idea from it.
Our recent addition to the Board, Winnie Wong, has many talents. One talent is art and design. This is her work. It's an interactive PDF so one can click on "boxed" things...
As supporter of this program, we would like to hear about your thoughts. After you have a chance to review it or interact with it, please tell us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What parts your like
2. What parts you don't like, and why
3. What would you like to know more that would be of interest to teachers and educators who do not need sponsorship to attend
We are very excited about this program, and hope that your ideas and feedback would make it more exciting.
We have successfully completed the GlobalGiving March Open Challenge and won the partnership to use the GlobalGiving platform. That means, more functions and best practice are available to us for the November conference.
During the 12-day campaign, Evergreen Education Foundation has received strong support and generous donation from 142 donors. Among 232 organizations that participated in the Open Challenge, we received highest donation amount of $21,460 and won an additional bonus prize of $3,000! This sum raised, net of cost of the platform, equates to you sponsoring 71 teachers to attend the November conference.
Many donors enthusiastically helped promoting Evergreen to their friends and social circles, providing suggestions to us to improve marketing and broadcasting. We are learning and growing, together with you as partners to advance the educational situation in rural China.
Meanwhile, here is a work in progress to show what the November Conference is about. Here is a video draft . Please take a look and let us know what you think. Your feedback would be invaluable.
Due to space and language limitation on this platform, attached bilingual version.