PITTSBURG, Kan.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--In celebration of National Literacy Month, today LEGO Education announced its storytelling essay contest for grades 2 through 5, “It’s Your Adventure, Where Will You Go?”
“It’s Your Adventure, Where Will You Go?”
- The contest will encourage teachers to leverage the LEGO Education StoryStarter solution to have students creatively construct and write a story’s beginning, middle and ending.
- Students will respond to an essay prompt with a 100- to 200-word creative story. Teachers will work with students to build the story with StoryStarter LEGO bricks, upload photos of those builds into the StoryStarter Visualizer software, and then write their story for submission.
- Public, private and home education classrooms are encouraged to participate, submissions are due Oct. 21, 2013 by 5 p.m. CST. Winners will be announced on Nov. 4, 2013.
- The grand prize winner will receive a model build of their school mascot, and two runners up will receive a $1,000 gift card.
To join the contest, classroom teachers and home educators must complete the online registration form with contact and classroom information. In order to be eligible to win, all submissions must be the original work of the entrant, the LEGO Education StoryStarter product must be visible in your entry, student or classroom involvement must be represented, and each entry must include one teacher or administrative facilitator. Final submissions should be sent in PDF format to email@example.com.
Our panel of judges includes Melissa Taylor, a teacher, esteemed writer, blogger and published author on literacy and education issues; Marisa Kaplan, a teacher, writer, and education consultant in New York City and Stephan Turnipseed, President, LEGO Education North America.
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