ANNOUNCING THE 2017 CHALLENGE

 

IN ITS THIRD YEAR, LRNG INNOVATORS IS LAUNCHING A NEW CHALLENGE, INVITING EDUCATORS TO IMAGINE ENGAGING WAYS TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE EXPLORE THEIR INTERESTS, THEREBY IGNITING A PASSION THAT CAN LEAD TO COLLEGE, TO A CAREER, OR HAVING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR COMMUNITY. WE SEEK PROPOSALS FOR PROGRAMS, CURRICULA, OR PROJECTS THAT ACTIVELY HELP YOUTH DISCOVER INTERESTS CONNECTING THE SPHERES OF THEIR LIVES, BOTH IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL, AND PROVIDE POTENTIAL FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.

FOR EXAMPLE, HOW DO WE HELP A CHILD IDENTIFY AND LINK A PASSION FOR VIDEO GAMES TO MATH AND SCIENCE, AND LATER A CAREER AS A VIDEO GAME DEVELOPER? THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. PROPOSALS SHOULD BE LED BY TEAMS OF TEACHERS, BUT WILL BENEFIT FROM COLLABORATION BETWEEN OTHER EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO WORK WITH YOUTH IN LEARNING-CENTERED INSTITUTIONS LIKE MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, WHERE INTERESTS ARE OFTEN ACTIVATED.