Challenge: Create an engaging and imaginative cross-curricular lesson using at least one Kids Discover resource.
In the spirit of lifelong learning, Kids Discover, with the help of educational consultants and professors, proudly encourages educators to share their expertise with our inaugural Cross-Curricular Contest. In creating this unique lesson planning contest, our goal is to reward elementary and middle school educators for creating and sharing engaging interdisciplinary lessons for the classroom.
Cross-curricular instruction integrates content and skills from multiple content areas into one cohesive learning experience... and promotes higher level thinking and collaborative skills needed for lifelong success.Virginia Department of Education, n.d.
How to Participate
1. Open the below Google Doc Lesson Plan Template
You can either (A) make your own copy of the lesson plan to edit on Google Docs (must be signed in to Google). Or you can (B) download the Google Doc and edit it on your computer.
2. Fill in the lesson plan.
Each submission should include information on the “big idea” of the lesson, acquisition of knowledge and skills, the learning standards that the lesson addresses, a step-by-step learning plan, and an assessment plan.
3. Ready to submit?
Upload your sharable Google link or PDF document to our submission page by 10/31/2016. The winners of the contest will be announced on November 7, 2016.
Share with other educators using the hashtag #XCurricular on social media!
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Lessons will be judged by a panel of three educational thought leaders including Kristine Scharaldi, an educational consultant and professional development provider; Dr. Kimberly Greene, associate professor of education and an online educator for Brandman University; and Shannon McClintock Miller, Mackin's Teacher Librarian Advocate. Judges will consider clarity, creativity, practicality and originality of each section in the lesson plan outline. A detailed judging rubric can be viewed in our instructions.
Terms and Conditions
Judging is out of 100 points and criteria and point allocation can be found in our instructions. Judges will consider clarity, creativity, practicality and originality of each section in the lesson plan outline.
The contest is limited to residents in the United States. Rhode Island residents are excluded from participating in the contest.
For any questions regarding the contest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.