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BLOSSOMS Sponsoring Video Lesson Contest for Rhode Island Science Teachers

March 7, 2015

While presenting at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rhode Island Science Teachers Association (RISTA), MIT BLOSSOMS invited Rhode Island middle and high school teachers to participate in a BLOSSOMS lesson contest. Information about the contest is below. For questions contact:

Rhode Island Science Teachers! 
Make your best lesson & teach it to the World!


Teacher Lesson Design Contest! Two winners! 
New BLOSSOMS lessons to be videoed this summer.

Who is eligible: Any high school or middle school science teacher from Rhode Island. Teams ok.

What’s the process?

  1. By April 30, email us your 200-word Concept for a BLOSSOMS lesson, emphasizing NGSS concepts and activities. 
  2. May 15: Semi-finalists provide a detailed outline of their BLOSSOMS lesson.
  3. Saturday June 13: Finalists will join us in Providence for a BLOSSOMS Workshop and dry runs of Segment #1 of your designed BLOSSOMS lesson. 

a. Our judges will select two winners or winning teams.

b. Each winner or winning team will receive an honorarium of $1,000.

c. Final steps leading to videoing lesson will be arranged.

d. Lesson to be videotaped by MIT crew in July.

  1. August: BLOSSOMS lesson posted on MIT web site, education for the world!

Check out BLOSSOMS here: 

Helpful guidelines for designing a BLOSSOMS lesson: 

For qustions: