Digital Learning Day ContestWin a 50 Amazon Gift Certificate GCRTC BAs please disseminate to your colleagues

If you can explain a way you use technology to support the Common Core and
promote students' college and career readiness in a 2-3 minute video, you
could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

The Greater Capital Region Teacher Center for Effective Teaching (GCRTC) is
pleased to announce this opportunity for teachers to showcase the exciting
ways they are using technology to transform classroom practice to help
students meet the Common Core learning standards and achieve college and
career readiness. Winning entries will be showcased on Digital Learning
Day, February 6, 2013.

Fifty teachers throughout New York State will be selected to win a $50
Amazon Gift Card for their submissions.

Entries will be judged by New York State Teacher Center Regional Networks.
GCRTC is a part of the Eastern Upstate Region. The number of prizes per
region depends on the number of submissions, however it is currently
estimated that eight or more gift cards will be allotted to our region. We
want you to have one of them!

Act now! Although the concept simple and product expectation is minimal,
the turn-around time is short. Teacher submissions must be in by January
18, 2013, so please do not delay. If you, or another teacher you know, is
using technology to support the Common Core learning standards and college
and career readiness, please take advantage of this opportunity.

Contest Timeline:
Teacher Submissions by January 18, 2013
Teacher Center Network Submissions by January 29, 2013
Videos Live on Website on Digital Learning Day - February 6, 2013

In your video, please be sure to mention any related professional
development (Tech, National Board, instructional strategies, etc.) that you
received and/or provided through your teacher center, the Greater Capital
Region Teacher Center.

Please email valerie at teachers-center.org <Valerie at teachers-center.org> when
you submit your video so that GCRTC can confirm your video is officially
entered into the Eastern Upstate Network contest.

GO DIRECTLY TO THE CONTEST
WEBSITE<https://sites.google.com/a/nyit.edu/digital-learning-day/home>
or
read more below.

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 Digital Learning Day <http://www.digitallearningday.org/splash> is a
national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on
successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in
classrooms across the country. The inaugural Digital Learning Day boasted
tens of thousands of teachers representing nearly 2 million students. The
second annual Digital Learning Day is gaining momentum with ongoing
activities, ideas, and collaboration opportunities leading up to February
6, 2013.

New York State Teacher Centers <http://www.teachercenters.org/homepage.htm> in
partnership with the New York Institute of Technology are encouraging
classroom teachers to submit a 2-3 minute video that illustrates how they
are using technology to transform classroom practice and help students meet
Common Core Learning Standards as well as achieve college and career
readiness.
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*Application Requirements*
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Applicants must be current classroom teachers in New York State.
Approximately 50 educators will be selected to have their videos showcased
on February 6, 2013 for Digital Learning Day.All applications must be
submitted using our online form.We will only accept applications
submitted before the January 18, 2013 deadline.

The original 2-3 minute video must answer the following theme:
How are you using technology to transform classroom practice to help
students meet Common Core Learning Standards as well as college and career
readiness?

We will not accept video submissions by email and will not watch videos
that exceed 3 minutes.

Do not include any copyrighted images, footage, or music.

*Prizes*
All video submissions will be evaluated and 50 classroom educators will be
selected to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.Winners will be notified by email
before February 6, 2013.

*Student Photo/Video Release*
There is no need to include students in your video submission. If you do
include students you must obtain the appropriate written permission by the
parent or guardian.

*Distribution Permission*
By submitting a video application for Digital Learning Day you grant
permission for the video to be exhibited using video sharing platforms.
These platforms include, but may not be limited to: Digital Learning Day
Google Site, MyVRSpot, iTunes U New York, and New York Learning.com.

Digital Learning Day - New York State Teacher Center/ New York Institute of
Technology Contest<https://sites.google.com/a/nyit.edu/digital-learning-day/home>
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