ANNOUNCING: The 2011 SchoolE Awards. Nominations Begin Next Month!
I am oh-so-excited about this upcoming year's SchoolE Awards contest to find the best school district website, I couldn't wait until November to start talking about it!
RECAP FROM 2010:
The inaugural year was a giant success. There were more than 1,600 nominations made from across the U.S., and we received more than 26,000 votes during the last two weeks of the contest. We are so thankful for all of the comments and feedback that members of these passionate districts left and we are using that to make this year's contest even better! Congratulations again to HEB, Clear Creek and Friendswood ISD for coming out on top last year.
Here's a video that recaps the highlights of last year's SchoolE Awards:
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2011?
Where do I start?
- Categories based on student enrollment to make the nomination and voting processes more fair. The top fifteen districts, based on nominations, for EACH category (Whew - that's 45 total!) will be judged, and based on the judges' scores, the Top Seven for each category will move on to the voting phase. That means we'll have THREE top-place winners, and THREE runners-up!
- Bigger and Broader Judging Panel - This year's judges have backgrounds in everything from K-12 instructional technology to higher education web design to graphic design expertise.
- More ways to nominate and vote - Including by e-mail address, Facebook and Twitter! You'll be able to spread the word to your friends and the community SO much quicker - and easier!
- Longer time to vote giving districts more time to get the word out.
- Even more recognition for districts.
To check out the SchoolE Awards 2011 contest, you can check out the awesome NEW site here: http://schoole.allofe.com.
Stay tuned for more details! We'll be announcing our 2011 judging panel members and more details about this year's nomination process very soon!