The Imagine Cup by Microsoft is a preeminent student technology competition with significant goals inspired by global needs. The idea is to show how technology can help solve the real world’s tough problems.
Beginning with local and regional competitions, the Imagine Cupconcludes at the Worldwide Finals in New York City this year. Once you register as a student or mentor, you can sign up for a competition right away or just explore a bit.
The mentor teacher's role in Imagine Cup is as an advisor, a counselor, and an "official brainstorming guide." Your job is to help students collaborate efficiently as a team. You can discuss technical issues with students and refer them to valuable resources.
Here are some ways a mentor teacher can help …
- Answer students' questions
- Discuss issues that arise
- Remind students of upcoming deadlines
- Be a good listener
Watch this video featuring Imagine Cup teacher feedback
The Imagine Cup started in 2003 as a way to get students involved in the connection between people, information, and systems.
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