Innovation Idol

2021 Submissions

We are looking for more educational innovators who want to share their best ideas with others for a chance to win big! The Awards Committee will select 3 elementary and 3 secondary finalists from among this year’s applicants to present their idea before a panel. During the live event, each finalist will present for 5 minutes on an even bigger version of their idea.

One elementary teacher or team and one secondary teacher or team winner will each earn up to a $1,000 worth of classroom materials or supplies.


JULY 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT

Please read the instructions carefully.

Written Description

Think about how your idea is both innovative and educationally impactful in your classroom or region. If you advance to the final round, you may be asked for more detail about how your idea is something that could impact classrooms beyond your own. Then, create a written description using our lesson plan template.

Video Explanation

Create and upload a 60-second video of your lesson or project idea on our Santa Cruz COE Innovation Idol Padlet.

Budget Explanation

Create your detailed budget, not to exceed $1,000.

FINAL STEP! Submit Your Application Package

Questions? Email Stephanie Sumarna, EdTech & Innovation Coach