2010 Lesson Challenge Winners

The second annual SoftChalk Lesson Challenge was a huge success! We received over 60 submissions. The judges reviewed the lessons based on a judging rubric created in collaboration with Quality Matters. The highest-scoring lesson from each category was deemed the winner. Without further ado, we present to you the winners:

Best K-12 Lesson
Title: Basic Arithmetic: Decimals
Author: Marilyn Larsen, College of the Mainland

Best Corporate Lesson
Title: Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza) Preparedness
Author: Michelle Leavitt, NetLearning, a part of Cengage Learning

Best Full Course
Title: BIOL 133: Principles of Microbiology
Author: Derek Weber, Raritan Valley Community College

Honorable mentions


Japanese III: Parts of the Body (Twila Masaschi, Georgia Virtual School)

How Do Living Things Work/High School Science (Jeff Giddens, Georgia Virtual School)

Higher Ed

The MLA Format (Amy Ferguson, Richland College)

Beginning Algebra – Graphing (Marilyn Larsen, College of the Mainland)

Identification of an Unknown Bacterium (Derek Weber, Raritan Valley Community College)


Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention in the Workplace (Cheryl Thompson and Sue Goldman, State of New Mexico, Human Services Department)

Full Course

Certificated Nursing Assisting (Linda Stricklin, Lewis- Clark State College Workforce Training)

Special thanks to the judges of the Lesson Challenge:

  • Dr. Stephen Holland, Professor, Muscatine Community College
  • Diane L. Jackson, Training Manager, Quality Matters
  • Dr. Anne Loochtan, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
  • Jacqueline C. McNair, Program Coordinator, Health Information Technology, Baltimore City Community College
  • Dr. Grazyna Nowak, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Britt Watwood, Senior Faculty Consultant, Online Teaching and Learning, VCU Center for Teaching Excellence

Winners from Previous Years:

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