What is the CTech Challenge?
The CTech Challenge is an online technology professional development program that is in its third year. This year the theme of the Challenge is “1-to-1 Techventure”. Teachers will complete educational technology challenges to earn badges and points. Teachers are competing for individual awards and for building awards.
Tell Me More About the Challenges!
There are three types of challenges – monthly challenges, achievement challenges and Tech Tuesday challenges. Each month from November – April there will be three new monthly challenges. You do not have to complete the challenges in the months they are released (but there may be a surprise perk if you do). Achievement challenges are available for the entire duration of the challenge. Each week a Tech Tuesday challenge will be added to the competition. Tech Tuesday challenges are available for one week only.
What if I Need Help With the Challenges?
Reach out to the Tech Department! We are here to help you along the way!
Why Should I Participate?
To improve your knowledge of all things edtech and best practices for teaching in a 1-to-1 environment! Completing the challenges encourages you to use G Suite, Edcite and other classroom technology tools. Not only can you earn great awards, but you can also pick up some new tech skills along the way.
Can I Earn Contact Hours or Graduate Credit?
Yes! You can earn 1, 2 or 3 hours of graduate credit through Ashland University for $180/hour. To earn graduate credit you will document the challenges you complete and participate in a final project. The graduate credit portion of the CTech Challenge is entirely online. If you prefer to receive contacts hours, you can earn 1 hour for each monthly challenge and 3 hours for each achievement challenge. To earn even more contact hours you can become a Google Certified Educator – Level 1 earns 12 hours and Level 2 earns 10 hours.
What Can I Win?
Check out www.ctechchallenge.com/awards to see all of the monthly and overall prizes!
Who Are the Members of My Group?
Teachers have been assigned to one of two groups. You will be competing against other members of your group for top overall teacher awards. All teachers who earned Google Certified Educator distinctions, Level 1 or Level 2, before the start of the 19-20 CTech Challenge are in the Gold group. All other teachers are in the Blue group.