This year, CLOSE IT 2019 – Critical Shift: work.learn.tech invites collaborative teams of students, teachers, and workforce technical experts to share an authentic, relevant, and complex project that closes the gap before graduation!
Who Can Apply?
Applications are welcome from pre-K to 12th-grade student teams, teachers, and technical experts. Tell us a story that shows how all three work together to learn. If your story includes a technology platform that facilitated your collaboration, that’s a plus!
How do You Apply?
We are utilizing an innovative online interview platform to record 3-minute interviews from each Talent Trio from any computer. The platform will accept upload of project presentation materials in PDF form to support the submission and will be required to do so when you set-up profile on the platform. Be ready with your pdf and record interview through our site!
Please follow this link and follow instructions to set-up profile, upload project pdf and record (and practice) interviews. If selected, additional video and interview content may be needed in preparation for CLOSE IT. Please save your interviews in a secure place for future access – we will not be able to download your interviews – they will be reviewed but not accessible to judges or users for later download.
Here are the interview questions:
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will assist you. Use Connexion Pointe to craft your story from these prompts to make a three (3) minute video. It’s easy!
When do You Need to Apply?
Submissions will be accepted beginning June 5th and must be received by July 5th, 2019.
What Happens When You Apply
A team of representatives from Close It, Connexion Pointe, and Project ARC will review the submissions. We’ll choose four (4) of the submissions, three runners-up and one winner, by September, 15th, 2019! All four will have their stories shared at CLOSE IT 2019. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to CLOSE IT 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from October 15-16th, 2019, to share their winning story with a national audience across the innovators in tech, education, workforce, talent acquisition, and research.