follettchallenge

Empowering innovation and rewarding ground-breaking educational programs.

  • The Real Power of the Follett Challenge

    The Real Power of the Follett Challenge

    The Follett Challenge was developed to empower innovation and reward ground-breaking educational programs. So what is the challenge in this national contest? We often hear about innovative,...

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  • Innovation is Alive and Well—The Proof is Evident in the Follett Challenge

    Innovation is Alive and Well—The Proof is Evident in the Follett Challenge

    The joy of discovery that emanates from watching and judging Follett Challenge entries is pretty unparalleled for anyone who cares about the state of American education. It’s truly inspiring to...

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  • Empowering Innovation — One Vote at a Time

    Empowering Innovation — One Vote at a Time

    Voting for the 2014 -2015 Follett Challenge is now open, and you can vote once per day for your favorite video until midnight on January 30th, 2015. See below for voting tips. With all the entries...

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  • We Are All Winners

    We Are All Winners

      Midnight tonight marks the close of submissions for another Follett Challenge. If you’ve submitted (or will in the next few hours) an entry, you’re probably as excited and filled with...

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  • Why Not You?

    Why Not You?

    by John Lodle, Belleville West High School Every year, I encourage my twelfth grade students to apply for college scholarships. And every year, I have to work hard to convince them to apply for...

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  • 226 Flavors of Innovation (a.k.a. Follett Challenge Retrospective)

    226 Flavors of Innovation (a.k.a. Follett Challenge Retrospective)

    by Susan Adelmann Innovation to a kid growing up in Woodstock, IL in the early 70’s meant a trip to the new Baskin Robbins and the difficulty of selecting just one of those 31 flavors displayed...

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  • It’s the Journey: Even if I don’t win this Challenge, I am the richer for entering

    It’s the Journey: Even if I don’t win this Challenge, I am the richer for entering

    by Oletta Branstiter, Sue Crouch Intermediate School, Fort Worth, TX   “Preach the good news. Use words if necessary.” – St. Francis of Assisi. School libraries are neglected places nowadays. Most...

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  • Follett Challenge: Winning Stories

    Follett Challenge: Winning Stories

    So often, the stories you hear about education are riddled with news about funding crises, achievement gaps, and failing schools. But those are the stories that make the news. And those are the...

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  • AMAZED! REJUVENATED! APPRECIATIVE!

    AMAZED! REJUVENATED! APPRECIATIVE!

    by Teresa Fulk, Wayland Union Schools Those three words wrap up what the Follett Challenge process has done for the Media Program at Wayland Union Schools! The fun started in January when we...

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  • Dynamic Math Connections: A program that enhances mathematics skills and builds deep understanding

    Dynamic Math Connections: A program that enhances mathematics skills and builds deep understanding

    by Matthew Cecconi, Dynamic Math Teacher, Grades 7/8 — Thomas Jefferson Middle School Fair Lawn Public Schools, NJ   It was such an honor to be a finalist in the Follett Challenge for our Dynamic...

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  • What the Kids at A.P. Terhune Elementary Had to Say About Winning the Follett Challenge

    What the Kids at A.P. Terhune Elementary Had to Say About Winning the Follett Challenge

    by Beth DeMayo, Fourth Grade Teacher A.P. Terhune Elementary School, Wayne,...

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  • The Million Page Challenge: How One High School Got Kids Reading for Fun

    The Million Page Challenge: How One High School Got Kids Reading for Fun

    This article appeared  on June 12, 2014 on The Cornerstone for Teachers, by...

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  • A Challenge, a Champion, and a Legacy Leader

    A Challenge, a Champion, and a Legacy Leader

    Finding a Way to Promote Libraries and Learning Written and submitted by Amy...

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  • Reminiscing: 2013 Follett Challenge Grand-Prize Winner

    Reminiscing: 2013 Follett Challenge Grand-Prize Winner

    While we wait in anticipation for the announcement of the 2014 Follett...

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  • Clifton School 11 reading program gets a star

    Clifton School 11 reading program gets a star

    Video wins praise, cash for school

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  • Follett Challenge Reveals Semifinalists, Video Winners

    Follett Challenge Reveals Semifinalists, Video Winners

                Two New Jersey schools join...

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  • Cornerstone for Teachers features Follett Challenge

    Cornerstone for Teachers features Follett Challenge

    Do you read Angela Watson’s The Cornerstone for Teachers site? If not, you...

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  • Taking the Follett Leap

    Taking the Follett Leap

    by Meg Omainsky, Teacher Librarian, Henry M. Gunn High School I’ll admit, I...

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  • BusyLibrarian.com shares insights on Follett Challenge

    BusyLibrarian.com shares insights on Follett Challenge

      If you’re active on social media and follow library types, you most...

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  • Winner of last year’s People’s Choice Award calls Follett Challenge ‘the gift that keeps on giving!’

    Winner of last year’s People’s Choice Award calls Follett Challenge ‘the gift that keeps on giving!’

      by Danielle Salina We all have grand visions of the opportunities we would...

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