Introducing The Year of the Youth Competition!

Welcome to Teach2030’s brand new competition! We are incredibly excited to be participating as an activity in the Commonwealth’s Year of the Youth .

All around the world, in classrooms, teachers can sometimes lead too much from the front. As teachers, we know exactly what knowledge we want our learners to have. This can sometimes make us guilty of talking at them, instead of letting them explore learning.

So, our focus this year to make our learners more independent. But, how can we use our skills as teachers to help them learn for themselves? Often we think of independent learning as homework, but it is much more than this! Think about group work, peer assessment and self assessment! The list is endless…

Yet, how do you achieve this?

How to enter our competition

Step 1: Register for the competition

Step 2: 
Take our new FREE, short course on independent learning. The course focuses on how to make your learners less dependent on you, the teacher. This is really important for helping them to problem solve, gain confidence, work together and become life-long learners. All this enables them to succeed throughout their lives in other situations, like for example, in the workplace.

Step 3: Upload competition entry by Friday 23rd February 2024.

Step 4: Our judges will shortlist the best entries from all the submissions.

Step 5:
The winner will be announced during Commonwealth Week in March 2024 on celebratory virtual get together. Confirmed date TBC.

Why should you enter?

  • Receive a trophy and certificate for finishing 1st or 2nd
  • T-shirts for students and teachers for finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Access to free Teach2030 courses for teachers at your school
  • Winners will be featured on our websites and social media
  • Improve your teaching by taking the Independent Learning course linked to this competition and you’ll receive a certificate for completing it

What should a entry submission look like?

The aim of the competition is for your learners to teach others from around the world about something they think is important.

In groups or up to 4, your learners can present their entry in whatever form they choose. Examples could include, but are not limited to: a science experiment, a sculpture, reciting or writing a poem, writing an article, designing a model, a short piece of drama or dance, performing a song or piece of music. The time limit for each entry is 5 minutes. We know it might be hard to find time to complete the competition during curriculum hours, so it can also be done in extra-curricular time. Remember the deadline is Friday 23rd February 2024.

During the next few months, we will post extra content that supports your students as they complete the competition, so keep your eyes open for them!

Good luck! Any questions, feel free to write them in the comments box below!

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