Welcome to Waverly's 21st Century Skills Contest!

The purpose of the 21st Century Skills Contest is to encourage teachers to create 21st century lessons and celebrate their work.

Participants who complete 6 activities or more will be receive a custom Waverly 21st Century Skills Contest mouse.

Participants who complete 6 activities or more will also be entered to win the following prizes:

  • A desktop PC for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  You'll still receive a laptop, the desktop will be for your convenience.
  • A 32 inch curved monitor for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
  • A classroom printer for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
  • An Amazon Echo for the life of the device.

...and several other prizes as we receive suggestions!

Participants will be recognized on Waverly's Badge List:

3-12 Badge List:  https://www.badgelist.com/21st-Century-Skills-Challenge

PK – 2 Badge List:  https://www.badgelist.com/PreK-2-21st-Century-Skills-Ch

Staff and student work will be displayed on www.waverlyschools.com for the community to see.

Remember, Heather Ellis is available to help with all 21st Century Skills Contest activities. If you have any questions you can reach out to her at hellis@gstboces.org or extension 1258.

Grades 3-12 Activities:

Activity #1 Our first activity is a simple one. Post a question of the week to your MS Team and ask the students to respond. When you are done, invite an administrator to your team to check it out.

Activity #2 Use a new website or technology related activity in your class. This should be something you have not used in the past. Once you have tried it out in your classroom, post a short student review of the website or activity on your MS Team.

Activity #3 Our third activity is to "Let the students drive the learning". For this one, the object is simple: Allow the students in your classroom to guide the learning for a subject or class period.  As always, take a picture to share on www.waverlyschools.com.

Activity #4 The fourth activity for our 21st Century Skills content is to "Integrate Selfies into Your Curriculum". The goal here is to find a clever way to use selfies in one of your lessons. Get creative on this one! In grades 9-12 you can use student BYOD devices, but all student laptops also have cameras available. Take a few selfies with a curriculum connection and share them on Teams or www.waverlyschools.com.

Activity #5 For the fifth activity, we'd like to you to share examples of technology use in your classroom using a picture collage. Take some pictures that show how your classroom has changed or how your teaching methods have changed with the use of technology. Once you have the pictures, you can create a picture collage. Heather is available to help! Finally, post it to www.waverlyschools.com.

Activity #6 is to Skype with a class in another district. Setting up a Skype session takes a bit of preparation for both classrooms so make sure to set a few minutes aside for this.

Activity #7 Browse to a Padlet wall and create a post that showcases something you've done in your classroom that the community should know about. This should be an educational accomplishment, but it does not have to be technology related.  Please consider including a picture with your post.

Activity #8 The eighth activity in the 21st Century Activities Contest is to give your students a voice. Create an audio recording of a student or students sharing what amazed them in class today, what they were most proud of this school year, or what they know now that they didn't know before the year began. Once you've created the mp3s, email a link for your colleagues to hear.

Activity #9 The ninth activity in the 21st Century Activities Contest is to complete the end of the year BrightBytes survey for both you and your students when it is available. Send a screen shot as proof to kackland@gstboces.org.

Activity #10 Create a "response" lesson in SMART Notebook.  See Heather Ellis for more details!

Activity #10 We are down to the final activity of the 21st Century Activities Contest. Our students have been using their HP Streams or laptop carts in your classrooms since September. For the final activity, write a short article describing how the 1:1 devices or laptops have  changed the way teachers teach and students learn in our district. The articles can be posted on www.waverlyschools.com.

 

Grades PK-2 Activities: 

Activity #1 Use the ChatterPix app to have students reflect on a story they have read.  When you're done you can select the best ChatterPix and post them to www.waverlyschools.com.

Activity #2 Use a new website or technology related activity in your class. This should be something you have not used in the past. Once you have tried it out in your classroom, have a student review the activity through ChatterPix or another creative video activity.

Activity #3 The third activity for our 21st Century Skills content is to "Integrate Selfies into Your Curriculum". The goal here is to find a clever way to use selfies in one of your lessons. Get creative on this one! In grades 9-12 you can use student BYOD devices, but all student laptops and iPads have cameras available. Take a few selfies with a curriculum connection and share them on www.waverlyschools.com.

Activity #4 is to Skype with a class in another district. Setting up a Skype session takes a bit of preparation for both classrooms so make sure to set a few minutes aside for this. In a Skype session students could read to each other, do a "show and tell" session, or any number of creative ideas.  Use your imagination.

Activity #5 For the fifth activity, we'd like to you to share examples of technology use in your classroom using a picture collage. Take some pictures that show how your classroom has changed or how your teaching methods have changed with the use of technology. Once you have the pictures, you can create a picture collage. Heather is available to help! Finally, post it to www.waverlyschools.com.

Activity #6 Browse to a Padlet wall and create a post that showcases something you've done in your classroom that the community should know about. This should be an educational accomplishment, but it does not have to be technology related.  Please consider including a picture with your post.

Activity #7 The seventh activity in the 21st Century Activities Contest is to give your students a voice. Create an audio or video recording of a student or students sharing what amazed them in class today, what they were most proud of this school year, or what they know now that they didn't know before the year began. Once you've created the mp3s or videos you can upload the files to office 365 and email a link for your colleagues to hear.

Activity #8 The Eighth activity in the 21st Century Activities Contest is to complete the end of the year BrightBytes survey when it is available. Send a screen shot as proof to kackland@gstboces.org.

Activity #9 Create a SeeSaw account and add your students to your class.  Contact Heather Ellis for more details!

Activity #10 We are down to the final activity of the 21st Century Activities Contest.  Our students have been using their iPads in your classrooms since September. For the final activity, write a short article describing how the iPads have changed the way teachers teach and students learn in our district. The articles can be posted on www.waverlyschools.com.