This Week’s Theme- Heroes

The week of November 10-14 includes Veteran’s Day. So in honor of the many men and women who have served this nation, this week’s photo challenge theme is “Heroes.” Whether we serve in the military or in the classroom, we all have an opportunity to be heroes through our service to others. And while we would never want to suggest that the heroism of the soldiers who place themselves in harms way is the same as the service of a teacher, we do recognize that there are many ways to be a hero to others. Moreover, there are many small acts of heroism throughout the year that educators bear witness to. Whether it is a young person standing up against bullying,  a teen having the courage to speak up for a friend in crisis, an adult going the extra mile to advocate for a child, or whole groups of students making a difference for others through service and compassion, we know that everyone has the chance to stand up and be counted. Our risks and sacrifices may pale in comparison to those of our service men and women, but we can be inspired by their example, and seek out our own opportunities to be heroes.

This week we are looking for photos that capture how you honor all kinds of heroes in your schools and classrooms. We would love to see how you are observing Veteran’s Day. We would also like to see other examples of heroism as it takes form in our schools. How are your students being heroes through courage, service and sacrifice? What heroic qualities do you see in your colleagues and students? Each of these elements help us to tell the #EVSCstory.

 

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This photo was taken by Jeff Tron, eLearning Coach for the Reitz District, and is used with his permission. The Photo was edited in Pixlr Express, using multiple filters and stickers. To learn more about Pixlr, check out this post.

 

How to Share Your Photos

There are four ways that you can share the photos that you take with us:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #Heroes), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat. You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page :)
  4. You can share via Google Drive- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through Google Drive. Use this link to access our shared folder. You will need to then click the blue Open in Drive button. Then drag your photo into the window, or click the red upload arrow in the upper-left to search for your photo and click Open. It would help us if you would name your photo with the week’s theme and your name and school.

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!

Final Thoughts

Thanks to everyone who has been helping to tell the #EVSCstory!  To date we have collected more than 550 fantastic photos, and we can’t wait to add this week’s batch to the mix! We would love to have your help in growing this project. Please consider sharing the project with your colleagues, and keep the photos coming!

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