Our team has decided to extend the grant’s deadline due to school closures around the country related to COVID-19. The new deadline is Monday, August 3, 2020.
Looking for a new way to make learning engaging? Eligible K-12 teachers may apply to win $1,000 to use toward the purchase of technology equipment for your students. We’re opening up the contest to K-12 teachers who’ve implemented lessons about social responsibility while conducting class remotely.
Social responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an individual has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Studies suggest that education through technology can improve knowledge retention, concentration and understanding. Create a unique lesson plan on how you would use technology to teach social responsibility. For example, you can develop social action projects, teach the effects of reducing our carbon footprint, and so on. Help your students engage with educational content through interactive learning experiences. You could win $1,000 toward technology for your classroom!
Sponsored by internet.frontier.com
How to apply
1. Read the eligibility guidelines (below) to ensure your classroom can receive the $1,000.
2. Complete the online application with the required information.
3. Write a brief lesson plan (500-word max. and must be written in English) that creatively details how you would use the technology of your choice in your classroom to enhance the educational experience and social responsibility in the classroom.
4. Submit your application and lesson plan by 11:59 PM ET on August 3, 2020, on internet.frontier.com/resources/education/teacher-grant/. Late submissions will not be accepted.
We’ll be choosing three (3) recipients of $1,000 for technology for classrooms based on the following criteria:
- Is your educational plan original, creative and fun for students? Does it combine technology with carefully designed lessons to engage students and promote social responsibility (defined above)?
- Can your plan be reasonably carried out in the classroom? Could the lesson plan and technological experiences be implemented within the upcoming semester?
- Will technology be used for age-appropriate activities? Is your plan to use it in a classroom tailored to fit the needs of K-12 students?
- Can you measure the success of learning in your classroom? Will there be corresponding tests, assignments or other measures of student knowledge and participation?
- Does your lesson plan fit within the word count limit (500-word max. in English) and is your application fully completed? Full eligibility description available below.
What you need to know
All applicants must be employed full-time as a Kindergarten-12th grade teacher at an eligible* elementary school, middle school or high school in the fifty United States or District of Columbia. Applicants must intend to continue teaching full-time throughout the 2020-2021 school year. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
*Note: To qualify as an eligible school, the school must appear in the National Center for Education Statistics database. Search for an accredited private or public school here.
Description of Funds
Each individual (3 total) winning applicant (each a “Recipient” and collectively the “Recipients”) will receive a one-time $1000 Visa Reward Card to be applied toward technology equipment for their classroom. Funds are provided by Internet.Frontier.com which operates the website internet.frontier.com (the “Company”). The Reward Cards will be mailed to the school designated by each Recipient on his/her application to the attention of the Recipient. If a Recipient changes schools between the time of the application and the fulfillment of the award, Recipient must inform Company and the Reward Card will be mailed to the attention of Recipient at Recipient’s new school. Company is not responsible for and will not replace lost or stolen Reward Cards. Reward Cards are subject to all terms and conditions generally applicable thereto.
Recipient selection and announcement
All applicants must complete the online form and submit their entry online no later than 11:59 PM ET on May 15, 2020 (the “Deadline”). After the Deadline, three potential Recipients will be selected by The Gateway Community Outreach Team of judges following review of all entries received prior to the Deadline. Entries are judged on creativity, feasibility, age appropriateness, the ability to measure specific educational outcomes (i.e., test scores, assignment grades, student participation) and eligibility, as described above. Potential Recipients will be confirmed and contacted on or around August 3, 2020 by The Gateway Community Outreach Team by email at the email address provided in the application. If an e-mail notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential Recipient is disqualified or fails to contact the Company within 72 hours of being notified of the results, or if a potential Recipient fails to sign and return the required claim forms within the designated time, or if a potential Recipient declines the award, that potential Recipient will be disqualified, and the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate Recipient from among remaining eligible applicants. If Company is unable to confirm a Recipient for a particular gift after three attempts, Company reserves the right not to award that gift, in its sole discretion. Company further reserves the right not to award a gift it there are an insufficient number of qualified applications.
Responsibilities of applicants
By participating in this program, each applicant expressly: (A) releases the Company, Frontier Communications and their respective affiliates and their respective employees, agents, representatives, designees, successors or assigns from any liability or claim of any kind or nature for any loss, claim, damages, or injury of any kind associated with participation in the program and acceptance, possession or use of any award; (B) accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and the Company’s decisions relating to participation in the program, selection of the recipients, and awarding of the gift, all such decisions being final; (C) agrees that Company and its designees may use Recipient’s name, school, city, state, likeness, biographical information, statements, and excerpts from the winning applications for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation in any media; and (D) agrees that South Carolina law governs this program without regard to conflicts of law principles, and consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts of Lancaster County, South Carolina, for the resolution of all disputes pertaining to or arising from this program. Each Recipient must complete and return a declaration of eligibility and release on forms to be provided by the Company within 14 days following receipt of the forms. Each Recipient must be actively teaching full-time at an eligible elementary, middle school or high school during the entire 2020-2021 academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency or military service. It is each Recipient’s responsibility to verify receipt of funds with his/her designated institution and notify the Company should the Reward Card not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. By entering, each applicant represents that his/her submission is a work of the applicant’s own original authorship, and agrees that the Company will have a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use the submission in any manner in any media without limitation. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including without limitation: materials not suitable for general public viewing; obscene, lewd or offensive materials; the use of third-party content or other materials not authored by the applicant; and materials previously published or entered into any other competition. The Company is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, or illegible submissions, e-mail, mail, or other communications, faulty transmissions, or submissions containing any virus or other system malfunction. Judges’ decisions are final. Reward Cards will be deemed awarded to the Recipient’s school for use in the Recipient’s classroom. To the extent there may be any applicable taxes on the award, those are the Recipient’s and/or school’s sole responsibility. Recipients and their schools are solely responsible for the costs and expenses of the purchased technology in excess of the face amount of the Reward Card. The Company reserves the right to alter, discontinue or cancel this program without notice for any reason. There is no limit on the number of applications from a single school, but only one application per person will be accepted. Offer void where prohibited. If you use a mobile device to complete the application, standard data rates may apply from your carrier.