The Louisiana High School Technology Challenge. The Louisiana High School Technology Challenge!         Last updated: April 10, 2019 You can have incredible accomplishments through teamwork.
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A bright future for Louisiana!

The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) was proud to host the 13th annual Louisiana High School Online Technology Challenge on April 3, 2019. Approximately 250 high school students participated. We thank the generous sponsorship that CenturyLink, Louisiana's leading technology corporation headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, has provided over the years. This 100% state-wide competition takes place online across the state; it is the oldest online educational competition in Louisiana. This online technology competition encourages high school students to prepare for Louisiana's future. The next Tevent takes place February 19, 2020. Every high school in Louisiana is eligible and welcome to participate. Since 2006, approximately 6,400 high school students have participated in this annual online competition with very positive evaluations. Shouldn't your high school participate? 
The next Technology Challenge takes place in 2020: March 11, 2020
Team registration starts in 2020:   techchallenge@ulm.edu

The Annual Louisiana High School Technology Challenge will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, marking the 14th consecutive annual online high school competition in the great state of Louisiana. We hope your high school will participate! Mark your calendar! Team registrations begin in 2020 and are limited to the first 50 high schools. Any high school in Louisiana is eligible to participate. 


Winning Teams, 13th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on April 3, 2019
  • 1st Place*:   Catholic High School, East Baton Rouge Parish; Sheri Schoonmaker, Team Coach    
                       *This adjusted team standing is based on a recalculation of competition results.    
  • 1st Place:   St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Lafayette Parish; Robin Herrington, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place:  Carencro High School, Lafayette Parish; Claire Trouard, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place:   St. Joseph's Academy, East Baton Rouge Parish; John Richardson, Team Coach
  • 4th Place:   Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish; Lamonda Martin, Team Coach
  • 5th Place:   River Oaks, Ouachita Parish; Pamela Martin, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 12th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on March 7, 2018)  
  • 1st Place:  St. Joseph's Academy, East Baton Rouge Parish; John Richardson, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Lafayette Parish; Robin Herrington, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place:  Catholic High School, East Baton Rouge Parish; Sheri Schoonmaker, Team Coach
  • 4th Place:  Northwest High School, St. Landry Parish; David Reed, Team Coach
  • 5th Place:  Zachary High School, East Baton Rouge Parish; Christie Burns, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 11th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on February 22, 2017)  
  • 1st Place:  Westgate High School, Iberia Parish; Jean Thomassie, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: Carencro High School, Lafayette Parish; Claire Trouard, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place:  St. Joseph's Academy, East Baton Rouge Parish; John Richardson, Team Coach
  • 4th Place:  Northwest High School, St. Landry Parish; David Reed, Team Coach
  • 5th Place:  Hahnville High School, St. Charles Parish, Patricia Chevalier, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 10th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on February 3, 2016)  
  • 1st Place:  St. John School, Iberville Parish; Courtney Hebert, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Lafayette Parish; Robin Herrington, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place:  Zachary High School, East Baton Rouge Parish; Christie Burns, Team Coach
  • 4th Place:  Neville High School, Ouachita Parish (Monroe City Schools); Lon Smith, Team Coach
  • 5th Place:  St. Joseph's Academy, East Baton Rouge Parish, John Richardson, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 9th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on February 11, 2015)  
  • 1st Place:  Pineville High School, Rapides Parish; Kathy Bennett, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: Carencro High School, Lafayette Parish; Donna Denny, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place:  Catholic High School, East Baton Rouge Parish; Sheri Schoonmaker, Team Coach
  • 4th Place:  Hahnville High School, St. Charles Parish; Patricia Chevalier, Team Coach
  • 5th Place:  Neville High School, Ouachita Parish (Monroe City Schools); Sherrie Tyler, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 8th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on February 26, 2014)  
  • 1st Place:  Carencro High School, Lafayette Parish; Donna Denny, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: Mount Carmel Academy, Orleans Parish; Kathy Pennison, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place: St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Lafayette Parish, Robin Herrington, Team Coach  
  • 4th Place: Dunham School, East Baton Rouge Parish, Katy Ullrich, Team Coach
  • 5th Place: St. Joseph's Academy, East Baton Parish; John Richardson, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 7th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on February 6, 2013)  
  • 1st Place:  Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish; Barbara Curry, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: Carencro High School, Lafayette Parish; Donna Denny, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place: Hahnville High School, St. Charles Parish; Patricia Chevalier, Team Coach
  • 4th Place: Berwick High School, St. Mary Parish, Pam Daigle, Team Coach
  • 5th Place: Pineville High School, Rapides Parish;  Kathy Bennett, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 6th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on February 15, 2012)  
  • 1st Place:  Pineville High School, Rapides Parish; Kathy Bennett, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: Breaux Bridge High School, St. Martin Parish; Christine Mills and Carol Miller, Team Coaches
  • 3rd Place: Hahnville High School, St. Charles Parish; Patricia Chevalier, Team Coach
  • 4th Place: Westgate High School, Iberia Parish, Jean Thomassie, Team Coach
  • 5th Place: Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Jefferson Parish;  Kelly Maher, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 5th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on March 2, 2011)  
  • 1st Place:  Kinder High School, Allen Parish; Kim Rider, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: Many High School, Sabine Parish; Nancy L. Lambert, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place: Breaux Bridge High School, St. Martin Parish; Christine Mills, Team Coach
  • 4th Place: Scotlandville Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge Parish; Beatrice Arvie, Team Coach
  • 5th Place: Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Jefferson Parish;  Kelly Maher, Team Coach

Winning Teams, 4th Louisiana High School Technology Challenge    (Held online on May 5, 2010)  
  • 1st Place:  Welsh High School, Jefferson Davis Parish; Wendy Sonnier, Team Coach
  • 2nd Place: Morgan City High School, St. Mary Parish; Judith Hidalgo, Team Coach
  • 3rd Place: St. Joseph's Academy, East Baton Parish; John Richardson, Team Coach
  • 4th Place: Berwick High School, St. Mary Parish;  Pam Daigle, Team Coach
  • 5th Place: LW Higgins High School, Jefferson Parish;  George Viellion, Team Coach

The Louisiana High School Technology Challenge.



Registered Team Entries
Each high school requiresteam coach who registers the team. Here are the deadlines. As this state-wide competition becomes more popular, participation is strictly limited to the first 75 registered teams. Only an appointed "Tech Team Coach" can register a high school team.

Why A Technology Challenge?
This competition recognizes and acknowledges students interested in demonstrating their creative use of technology and teamwork skills. As Louisiana prepares for a brighter future, our schools need to encourage students to apply skills that will help them to productively contribute in a modern and progressive society through teamwork. The main purpose of this competition is to demonstrate how our students can use technology creatively, in a team, for productive life-long learning.
  • Winning schools will be recognized for excellence with school trophies.
  • Every student will get a T-shirt.
Eventually, we intend to share the excellent work produced during the competition to inspire even greater excellence. Over time, we hope to have "exemplars", video tutorials, technology tips, and projects online. We hope to make the learning materials available through this website.  

What Is The High School Technology Challenge?
The Technology Challenge is an annual state-wide competition among high school students in Louisiana. Every high school in Louisiana can enter a single team composed of up to 15 students under the guidance of a designated Team Coach. On the morning of the competition, during regular school hours, your team meets at a reserved computer lab at your high school. You need Internet-accessible computers to complete the challenging tasks. This event is a virtual field trip, without the associated costs of travel. 

A highly-qualified team of dozens of judges at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, CenturyLink, and from "LACUE" (Louisiana Association of Computer-Using Educators) will examine and evaluate the work of the teams. Results of the competition will be announced on this website on the following day.  

Basic Requirements
Here are the requirements for entering a school team to enter the online competition:
1. The high school Principal designates a Team Coach.
2. The Team Coach selects a team of up to 15 students.
3. Each student will get a T-shirt. After your team registration is finalized, we cannot make changes about T-shirt sizes.  

4.  Your school's computers should have software that can read and write Word, Powerpoint, and Excel files. You should be able to edit and create image files. You should be able to edit and produce mp3 audio files and edit and produce mp4 video files using any type of software. Judges will be using their own computers to evaluate the team submissions; so, whatever file your team produces should be in a common file format.
5. Your team should be ready to complete a number of challenging and creative tasks during a Wednesday morning at your school.
6. Although not required, most high schools have a pizza party for the participating team members immediately after the competition. (This is a very small portion what an actual school trip would cost!)
7. Although not required, we hope your high school has a technology club.

Mission Of The Technology Challenge
We
invite you to encourage student learning with technology by organizing a Technology Challenge team in your high school with a mission to promote enthusiastic support for active involvement of students in active learning opportunities. We want to enhance learning at high schools in Louisiana by:
  • instilling a passion for learning through teamwork
  • actively recognizing and sharing excellent student work
  • celebrating outstanding student achievement
  • promoting community, school, and business partnerships that support learning with technology 
  • promoting meaningful achievement and useful workplace skills
  • attracting more students, particularly females and minorities, to professional and technical careers dealing with technology
Who Are We?
We are all volunteers. No person earns any money in the organization and management of this annual educational event. Most of the judges are busy professors who teach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Feel free to contact us.

Is This Online Educational Competition Unique?
As far as we know, this is the oldest state-wide online educational competition in the USA.







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