REVERE Awards

Classroom

Classroom

Identifying the best school in school resources, the Classroom competition is structured around three major product categories—Whole CurriculumSupplemental Resources, and Professional Resources—each with their own individual set of subcategories.

After reading the descriptions below, head to the Requirements & Eligibility section for more details on entry requirements.

Whole Curriculum

Defined as: a primary, standalone instructional program in a core subject area

Whole Curriculum submissions must include:

  • Teacher or facilitator guide(s) and support materials
  • Learner guide(s) and support materials
  • Assessment guide(s)
  • Clear alignment to relevant standards and/or frameworks

Highly recommended where available and/or applicable:

  • Any additional ancillary resources included

2016-2017 Subcategories

  • Mathematics
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Science, Health, and the Environment
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Innovation

This subcategory seeks Whole Curriculum entries that deliver a groundbreaking educational experience through products that feature a new, fresh, or experimental approach—whether in pedagogy and methodology, research and content, media and technology, or other areas. Originality and ingenuity are key factors of honorees in this area.

Subcategory winners will compete against each other for Golden Lamp recognition as the top curriculum program of the year.

Supplemental Resources

Defined as: Materials that augment or enhance the main instructional program in a subject area

Also includes:

  • Curricula or resources used in elective, enrichment, or other courses outside the foundational or core curriculum subject areas
  • Curricula or resources whose topics or themes are best suited for shorter terms of study

Supplemental Resources submissions must include:

  • Teacher or facilitator guide(s) and support materials
  • Learner guide(s) and support materials

Highly recommended where available and/or applicable:

  • Assessment guide(s)
  • Clear alignment to relevant standards and/or frameworks (Highly recommended where available/applicable)
  • Any additional ancillary resources included

2016-2017 Subcategories

  • Arts

The REVERE Awards characterize “the arts” as defined in the United States Code.

  • Digital and Media Literacies

The REVERE Awards are drawing upon the knowledge of the American Library Association, National Association of Media Literacy Educators, and Partnership for 21st Century Skills’ Framework for 21st Century Learning with regard to this subcategory.

Products that teach specific media creation and production skills and/or products that analyze the larger issues surrounding digital or media literacy, including citizenship and participation, privacy and ethics, 21st century skills, badging, and more, should enter here.

  • Interdisciplinary Resources

The REVERE Awards are using the definition of interdisciplinary from ASCD’s Lexicon of Learning.

  • Mathematics
  • News and Current Issues

News and Current Issues is open to resources that deliberately cover contemporary matters or concerns.

  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Reference and Research

This subcategory is aimed at curated collections used in teaching and learning. Examples include compendia and anthologies, reference materials, databases, archives, resource libraries, and more.

  • Resources for English Language Learners
  • Resources for Learners with Additional Educational Needs

This category is open to all resources that assist learners by providing specialized instruction and/or services.

  • Science, Health, and the Environment
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Social-Emotional and Character Learning

The REVERE Awards are using the definitions provided by the Carnegie Foundation’s Motivation Matters report and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) in reference to this subcategory. Career and vocational resources may also enter here.

  • World Languages
  • Innovation

This subcategory seeks Supplemental Resources entries that deliver a groundbreaking educational experience through products that feature a new, fresh, or experimental approach—whether in pedagogy and methodology, research and content, media and technology, or other areas. Originality and ingenuity are key factors of honorees in this area.

Subcategory winners will compete against each other for Golden Lamp recognition as the top supplemental resource of the year.

Professional Resources

Defined as: resources that support professional educators in building and improving knowledge, skills, and expertise throughout their careers

Professional Resources submissions must include:

  • Educator-centered materials

Highly recommended where available and/or applicable:

  • Facilitator guides
  • Connections to relevant standards and/or frameworks
  • Any additional ancillary resources included

2016-2017 Subcategories

  • Instruction and Classroom Practice

This subcategory is for resources that focus on the “how” of teaching (and learning) from the pedagogical, research, and/or implementation points of view.

  • Leadership

The Leadership subcategory is open to products that discuss leadership in education at all levels: teacher, administrator, schools/districts, etc. Other leadership-related topics include evaluation and effectiveness, management, data and analysis, school reform, and more.

  • School Climate

School climate, also known as school culture, includes topics like bullying, harassment, and school safety; school environment and improvement; parent, family, and community involvement, social-emotional learning, and more. The REVERE Awards are using the definition and information of school climate as outlined by the National School Climate Council.

  • Specific Learning Populations

​​This subcategory is for resources focused on specific populations within the education community (e.g. early childhood, ELLs, at-risk learners, urban education, etc.).

  • Subject Areas

This subcategory is for professional tools concentrated in a particular subject or topic area.

  • Innovation

This subcategory seeks Professional Resources entries that deliver a groundbreaking educational experience through products that feature a new, fresh, or experimental approach—whether in pedagogy and methodology, research and content, media and technology, or other areas. Originality and ingenuity are key factors of honorees in this area.

Subcategory winners will compete against each other for Golden Lamp recognition as the top professional resource of the year.