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Students share visions for school in Friday Institute’s video competition, reImagining Schools

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University is hosting their first-ever “reImagining Schools” video competition, which allows students to share their visions for what the future of education will look like in North Carolina.

Students were challenged to create resilient learning spaces that encourage critical thinking and collaboration. Those who will be in the sixth through 12th grades during the 2020-2021 school year in North Carolina could enter the contest by creating a two to three minute video or animation addressing the following questions:

  • How would you spend your time learning? What would it look like?
  • How would you collaborate and communicate with your peers and your teacher?
  • How would you connect with others, in class and out (i.e. clubs, sports, etc.)?
  • How would you rethink grades? What would you do to show your teacher what you have learned?

Submissions closed on June 30, and public voting will take place until July 20. You can vote for your favorites here.

A winner from both a middle and high school will be announced on July 31. 

Sasha Schroeder
Sasha Schroeder is an engagement fellow for summer 2020 with EducationNC. Sasha is a rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she is pursuing a double major in journalism and global studies with a concentration in international politics.
At UNC, Sasha is a writer and copy editor at The Daily Tar Heel. She is also an intern in the UNC Global Relations office, where she is an associate editor of Carolina Passport Magazine. Before joining the EdNC team, she wrote for the Durham VOICE and WALTER Magazine. When she can, Sasha loves to travel, get outside, and learn new things.