Details: NGPF's OpEd Challenge
How much ACTION will this community inspire when our collective #mission2030 message echoes through the editorial sections of hundreds of local publications throughout the U.S.? Let's find out!
UPDATE: We added a virtual PD that should get you through the process of writing this Op-Ed in ONE sitting! Join Christian on May 27th at 8:30am PT.
Here's the plan:
- TEACHERS: Attend an optional (but helpful) 1hr Virtual PD Weds May 6 at 8:30am Pacific OR Fri May 8 at 1:00pm Pacific, during which you'll draft your OpEd with support from NGPF team members AND each other!
- When you're ready to submit, email your OpEd to your local newspaper's editorial board and Cc firstname.lastname@example.org. This will automagically enter you into a drawing for one of three (3) $100 Amazon Gift Cards.
- STUDENT OPED BONUS: If both you and one (1) student from your class submit OpEds through Step 2 above, both you AND your student will get 2x entries in the drawing.
- Limit 1 STUDENT SUBMISSION PER TEACHER, so nominate wisely! Pick a student who will complete the challenge AND communicate well with you and the newspaper editor.
- Students will submit their OpEds through the same email/Cc process as teachers (see Step 2 above).
- Students are also welcome to use NGPF's Teacher Guide to help them plan and write their OpEds.
- IMPORTANT: Students, when submitting OpEds, MUST include their teacher's name in the body of their submission email!
- All OpEds, from TEACHERS and STUDENTS, must be Cc'd to NGPF (see Step 2 above) by May 31st at 9:00pm Pacific to be entered into the drawing, which will take place before June 5th.
- If your OpEd doesn't ultimately get published in your local paper, no worries! Your OpEd will go out via the NGPF Blog, crediting you as Guest Author!
DOUBLE BONUS: If NGPF receives more than 100 individual OpEds by the May 31st Deadline, we're expanding the drawing from three (3) to twenty (20) $100 Amazon Gift Cards!
Ready - Set - Go!
About the Author
Christian comes to NGPF from the world of classroom instruction, where he was a teacher for three years at a public middle school in El Sobrante, California. After leaving the classroom, he joined math tutoring company, Zeal Learning, to help grow their educator-facing sales and marketing efforts. He's no stranger to making a dollar stretch - while living in the Bay Area on his teacher salary he paid down over $40k in student loans in the span of 3 years. He's thrilled to share those lessons with teachers and students around the U.S.
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