‘Collaboration Nation’ offers $50K to one tech-savvy district

From March 2 – June 30, 2015, schools and districts are invited to submit a nomination and short video at www.eschoolnews/collaboration.

With a focus on cross-department collaboration, the winning school or district’s nomination and video will demonstrate exemplary educational technology collaboration and how the project had a measurable impact on learning and teaching.

Schools and districts also are encouraged to be a part of the Collaboration Nation community on Facebook by sharing videos of collaboration successes. Each month (April, May and June), the school or district video that has the most shares on Facebook will win a $15,000 prize in products from Collaboration Nation partners such as HP, Lenovo or Meraki.

A distinguished four-judge panel will review all entries for the grand prize:

Geoff Fletcher, education industry expert: Fletcher is an education veteran and expert, having served in myriad roles including deputy executive director for SETDA, editorial director with two education publications, associate commissioner at the Texas Education Agency, assistant professor at Miami University (Ohio) and secondary school teacher
Luann Hughes, director of technology, Temple Independent School District: Hughes has been in public schools since 1979. She served as director of technology for Temple Independent School District for the past 14 years, and is also the current TCEA director for Area 12
Therese Mageau, editorial director, eSchool News: Mageau has been in the education marketplace for more than 25 years, developing a strong understanding of the ways technology impacts education
Eric Patnoudes, K-12 specialist, CDW-G: Patnoudes, a Microsoft Expert Educator, former teacher and instructional technologist, works with curriculum and technology departments to make sure that common goals are identified and pursued responsibly, cohesively and strategically

CDW-G and eSchool News will announce the grand prize winner after June 30, 2015. A complete list of rules is available online at

Learn more about Collaboration Nation at

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