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2015 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Winners Announced

Posted May 08, 2015 in News, Press Releases

Richmond, Virginia, U.S. – May 8, 2015 — SoftChalk, LLC, a leading developer of content authoring solutions for eLearning and digital curriculum, announced today the three winners and six honorable mentions for its annual Lesson Challenge. The Lesson Challenge occurs each year and gives SoftChalk enthusiasts a chance to be recognized for the innovative digital content they create for their students. All entries are submitted publicly through SoftChalk Cloud by their author, where they are evaluated by a panel of judges.

The panel judges consists of leading online educators who score the lessons using a subset of the Quality Matters judging rubric with specific categories including lesson creativity, professionalism, interactivity and how well the lesson reinforces student learning. The 2015 SoftChalk Lesson challenge had 79 entries.

This year’s winning lessons include: first place winner, Penny Shriver of Texas State Technical College with a lesson titled Narrative Essay: Planning; second place winner, Rachel Clifton of Happyville Middle School with Digital Citizenship and You and the third place winner, Sherry Trier of Northwestern Michigan College  with a lesson titled Train the Trainer- Online Module.

Six honorable mentions were also selected. Alana Otis of Seneca Libraries with a lesson titled,Academic Honesty Plagiarism Tutorial — Business;Marilyn Larson of College of the Mainland with Standard Notation Lesson Challenge; Diana Garrison of Virtual Arkansas with Monoprints: Art I; Sheryne Southard of Clayton State University with HIST 2111 Chapter 1; Prakash K P of Grade Results with Cell Organelles; and Gwinnett Online Campus with Line Graphs.

Sue Evans, SoftChalk CEO said, “As always, we are excited to hold the Lesson Challenge for our users. We continue to be impressed by the caliber of lessons submitted and the creative ways that educators are using Softchalk.”

For more information and to view the winning lessons, visit the 2015 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Winner Showcase.

About SoftChalk

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Sarah Aboulhosn
Communications Manager, SoftChalk

4 Responses

  1. Sheree Crites says:

    So proud of Diana Garrison and Virtual Arkansas. Diana goes after technology like crazy and learns new things with a passion. This is the same way she approaches her students. Trying new things until she reaches every one of them.

  2. Leona Bain says:

    So proud of my great niece Penny Shriver…Penny you are amazing keep up the great work.

  3. Congratulations to Penny Shriver……..always innovating and helping our students, faculty, and administration here at TSTC. Keep up the great work Penny!!

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