CDW Canada, a leading provider of
technology solutions for Canadian organizations in the public and private
sectors, today announced the launch of its first annual Teaching With
Technology Story Contest and Sweepstakes, offering Canadian education
providers the chance to win up to $10,000 of technology for their classrooms.

“CDW Canada is thrilled to launch this program to K-12 teachers and
educators across the country,” said Mary Ann Yule, General Manager, CDW
Canada. “A transformation is taking place in classrooms across Canada both in
how students learn and how teachers teach. Students are technology savvy. By
outfitting classrooms with leading edge technology such as laptops, software,
printers and projectors, educators are better equipped to create an engaging
and enriching learning environment for students. CDW Canada is at the
forefront of this technology and education evolution.”

Two ways to win

CDW Canada is offering K-12 educators and administrators in Canada two
ways to win technology for their classrooms: Through the Teaching With
Technology Story Contest and through the Teaching With Technology Sweepstakes.

To enter the Story Contest – Entrants must write and submit a short story
(no more than 500 words) that describes their experience as an educator in one
or more of the following three categories:

1. How technology improves or contributes to the learning experience in
their classroom or the educational institution where they’re
currently employed;

2. How they or the educational institution where they work uses
technology to make the learning environment more engaging, effective
or enriching; or

3. How they have used or plan to use technology to achieve an
educational objective or a notable success that they’ve accomplished
using technology.

Entrants may submit their technology story online at, by e-mail or postal mail. Online and e-mail
entries must be received by 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 16, 2009. Mail
entries must be postmarked no later than midnight ET on Friday, January 16,
2009. Of the entries received, one Grand Prize winner and one Runner-Up Prize
winner will be selected by a panel of judges to receive the following:

Grand Prize: Wireless Classroom Bundle – Approximate retail value of

– Four HP Notebook PCs
– One HP Multi-Function Printer
– One Toshiba Projector
– One HP Wireless Access Point
– Four Symantec Norton 360 Software Packages

Runner-Up Prize: Classroom Workgroup Bundle – Approximate retail value of

– One HP Desktop PC
– Four ViewSonic Monitors
– One HP Printer
– Four Logitech Keyboards and Mice
– One NComputing Access Terminal Kit

To enter the Sweepstakes – Entrants can simply visit and enter the appropriate contact information
for the chance to win prizes with a total retail value of over $3,000. Online
entries must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 16, 2009. In
February 2009, a random draw of five names will be held to award one of the
following prizes to each winner:

– One of two HP Mini-Note PCs
– One Toshiba Notebook PC
– One HP Printer
– One Lexmark Printer

(*) A full list of rules and regulations for the contest and sweepstakes
are available online at or