TeachersFirst Participates in the Dream School Challenge on "The Balancing Act"

For schools across the nation, few challenges loom larger than reduced  funding. As budgets—federal, state, and local—are cut, schools struggle to do more with less.

To help schools cope, The Source for Learning [SFL] and its TeachersFirst web site for K-12 educators have partnered with Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act and six members of the Learning First Alliance to present the Dream School Challenge—a chance for one school or district to win up to $300,000 in educational technology resources—including a TeachersFirst OK2Ask® live, online professional development session just for your school. The winner will be the district receiving the most votes from viewers.  

The Dream School Challenge kicked off on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 with a one-hour Balancing Act special. Candace Hackett Shively,  SFL’s Director of K-12 Initiatives, appeaedr in a segment with Don Knesek, President of the International Society for Technology in Education [ISTE], to talk about ways in which parents and teachers can work together to help today’s students use technology effectively. The program airs at 7am ET/PT on Lifetime TV.

Commenting on TeachersFirst’s participation in this effort, Steve Gorski, SFL’s President/CEO, said, “SFL is well aware of the financial challenges schools face. That’s why we make our resources for K-12 teachers available without charge. We’re also developing content—such as TeachersFirst’s new section Help! I lost my library/media specialist—to give teachers support that might previously have been provided by school staff who have been cut due to reduced budgets. The Dream School Challenge is one more way to reaffirm SFL’s commitment to teachers.”