For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. However, the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition; it’s a chance for students to work with friends, network with professionals, gain new skills, and meet other youth who want to make a difference in the world. The Imagine Cup is looking for innovative and passion-driven tech solutions from students that will shape how people live, work, and play. The 2020 competition consists of four key phases: Registration and Submission, Online Regional Semifinals or Local Finals, In-Person Regional Finals, and the World Championship. The top teams from the Online Regional Semifinals will advance to the In-Person Regional Finals, and the top two teams from each Regional Final will travel to the Imagine Cup World Championship in Seattle for the chance to win $100,000 cash, a mentoring session with Microsoft’s CEO, and more.
Deadlines: Registration and Submission, January 2020; Online Regional Semifinals or Local Finals, February 2020; In-Person Regional Finals, February–March 2020; World Championship, date to be announced
Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:
Countless educational conferences have had to go virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the biggest benefits of real-world conferences has been lost: the casual meetings with other educators that often produce new ideas and opportunities. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and Northeastern University are testing a new video chat service called Minglr that lets online conference-goers bump into each other virtually.
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