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 iVIE Video Competition Kicks Off New Year with Webinar

Organizers will kick off the 13th year of the Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) program Thursday with a webinar for teachers and students to learn more about the annual video competition.

The webinar will include information about what's new this year and important dates as well as offering tips to first-time participants. It's scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

The iVIE program continues to grow each year. As educators work to incorporate more project-based and hands-on lessons as part of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, the competition provides a chance for students to take ownership of their learning in a collaborative and rigorous environment.

"It's transformative," said Leigh A. Murrell, who's organizing the program this year for the San Diego County Office of Education. "It's a great learning experience for the kids."

The contest is open to students throughout the county in kindergarten through 12th grade. It culminates with an awards show in May.

Since 2001, iVIE has grown into a major video competition with 350 video submissions in 2013. Submitted videos—in categories ranging from math, science and language arts to documentary and public service announcement—are judged by media professionals and educators.