2017 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Winners Announced

Richmond, Virginia, U.S. – May 17, 2017 — SoftChalk, LLC, a leading developer of content authoring solutions for eLearning and digital curriculum, announced today the four winners and four honorable mentions in its annual Lesson Challenge. Each year the Lesson Challenge gives SoftChalk users a chance to be recognized for the exciting educational digital content they create for their learners. Every entry is evaluated by a panel of judges after being submitted by their author, publicly, through SoftChalk Cloud.

The 2017 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge had a total of 48 entries. All lessons are scored using a subset of the Quality Matters judging rubric. Specific categories include lesson creativity, professionalism, use of media, promoting learning engagement and use of measurable learning objects among other categories. This year a group of leading online educators and past Lesson Challenge winners made up the judging panel.

Winning lessons this year include: first place winner, Ashley Walsh from Virtual High School at Prince William County with a lesson titled Module II- Ancient Legends; second place winner, Megan Ganier from Clark County School District with U.S. Government M3 L1: Political Parties and the third place winners, Sheryne Southard from Clayton State University with a lesson titled SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology and Pam Miller from Athens State University with Digital Citizenship.

Four honorable mentions were also selected. Sheryne Southard with Clayton State University for Phil 2030: Introduction to Ethics & the Ancient Greeks; Sherrie Grounds with Pasadena Independent School District for POB1 Financial Statements; Jessica Kirkland with Shenandoah University for I Too; and Sara Gordon with the University of Washington for Cardiac Diseases for Dentistry.

“The Lesson Challenge is an event we look forward to holding each year. We continue to see new and creative ideas that showcase how educators are developing online lessons and personalizing them for their students. The winning lessons this year are examples of that creativity and are what inspire us to continue developing our product for you,” said Sue Evans, SoftChalk CEO.

For more information and to view the winning lessons, visit the 2017 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Winners Showcase.
About SoftChalk

LLC is an award-winning provider of digital curriculum content authoring solutions for worldwide education and business institutions. Specializing in the development of intuitive, easy-to-use tools, SoftChalk products allow instructors to create powerful and professional-looking content for eLearning and smart classrooms in K-12, higher education and corporate training. For more
information, visit softchalk.com.

Jenn Montrose


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