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WeAreTeachers, Follett Software Company Partner for New Microgrant Opportunity

Educators: ‘What would $200 help you do with your school’s library?’

September 13, 2010 - Austin, TX

WeAreTeachers, the online social and business network that brings together teachers, learners and content in the education industry, announced this week the launch of its newest microgrant opportunity, sponsored by Follett Software Company.

 Educators are asked to answer the question, “What would $200 help you do with your school’s library?” Answers can be submitted beginning today by visiting Ask for Follett Software. The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 11.

All of the submissions will be placed in an online gallery for open voting, which will end Oct. 26. The 10 ideas that garner the most votes will win a $200 grant, as well as a Flip Video camcorder or an Apple® iPod nano with video to share the implementation of their project with the WeAreTeachers community. The idea that receives the most votes will win an Apple® iPad.

“Follett Software is committed to helping teachers and librarians create libraries that aim to excel at the highest level possible,” said George Gatsis, vice president of product management, marketing and development at Follett Software. “Our goal is to assist schools as they strengthen the connection between the library and the classroom, and, in our ongoing partnership with WeAreTeachers, we hope our support helps showcase the library as the central hub of learning.”

To date, WeAreTeachers has awarded close to 100 microgrants on teacher-created projects supporting teaching green, creativity and arts, digital learning, special education, student engagement, literacy and more.

“As libraries develop into 21 century skills hubs, it’s vital that we help teachers and librarians find new ways to utilize them,” said Sandy Fivecoat, CEO and founder of WeAreTeachers. “We are so pleased to join forces with Follett Software to give teachers the tools to do so.”

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