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Wayne School Wins $30K Video Challenge

Video also won a 'People's Choice' vote worth $5K in educational equipment.

In three minutes and 54 seconds, a Wayne elementary school won $30,000 worth of educational equipment.

A video submission from the Albert P. Terhune School has been named one of the four semifinalists in the Follett Challenge, an online video contest run each year by the educational materials company.

APT shows students’ photographs swirling into a four-minute video about a book written by a guest author. The reading journey ends with an interactive digital book trailer. The video was chosen as the semi-finalist in the elementary school category by a panel of judges. There were over 100 entrants in the competition.

APT’s video also won an online “People’s Choice” video vote, worth an additional $5,000. It is now up to win the “Finalist” distinction, which would score the school another $30,000 in educational material. The winner will be announced on May 16.

According to a release from Follett, the contest asked entrants to show in a video how the school has aligned curriculum in order to be collaborative and teach 21st Century skills.

“The innovation and creativity taking place in our schools today never ceases to amaze us," Tom Schenck, president and COO, Follett School Solutions, said in the release.

“The videos are proof that exemplary 21st century teaching and learning is taking place in classrooms throughout the country, and we hope people will take the time to view them. They are truly inspiring, and Follett is proud to shine a light on what passionate educators and motivated students can accomplish.”

See the video here.

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