The ImpactLab Teacher Fellowship
Empowering innovative teachers to create solutions to problems in education.
The ImpactLab Teacher Fellowship helps change-making teachers turn an idea into a sustainable and replicable “solution” in a supportive, small-group format. Over a span of ten months (September - June) our Fellows:
Learn the “how-to” of turning an idea into a sustainable program through problem-solving, design and leadership skills.
Build and launch your “solution” at your school with the support of your coach, peers and mentors.
Connect with innovative teachers from across the US and develop lasting relationships.
Teacher Innovation Leadership Pathway
Designed for schools, school networks and districts. A three-year teacher leadership development sequence for schools seeking deeper engagement and retention of high-performing, innovative teachers. [BETA]
Introducing participants to innovation mindset, activating their problem-solving skills and aligning them with school goals.
For teachers who successfully complete years one & two: channel their learning and energies back into the system by supporting peers at earlier stages.
The ideas that drive us
• Elevate the Practitioners •
In any industry it is the practitioners who have the deepest insights into problems, solutions and possibilities. K12 education is no exception.
• Invest in Individuals •
Individuals aren't widgets. They are creative beings who without warning may see a path to new possibilities. We need to spark self-awareness and cultivate capacity and a sense of agency within individuals - a belief reflected in all ImpactLab does.
• Diversity Required •
If we are going to manifest a more equitable and adaptive education system we need to engage the full spectrum of stakeholders in envisioning and executing that reality.
• Connect & Collaborate •
Entrepreneurial-minded people are driven by definition. But individual drive on its own does not bring success. Innovators need support, guidance and a community of peers.
Who We Are
"I've been working in K12 education as a teacher and entrepreneur for over 22 years. ImpactLab is the culmination of this experience in that we're leveraging the methods and mindset of entrepreneurship to drive innovation in schools. In a deep-dive fellowship model, ImpactLab helps a subset of teachers - those with powerful insights into new ways of doing education - turn their vision for change into sustainable, scalable and replicable programs at their school. You could say that we're an incubator for teacher intrapreneurs and the innovative solutions they create."
Learn more about John.
Director of Development
Independent Education Consultant
Jessica Faith Carter
University of Texas
University of Texas
ImpactLab works with leading school networks and teacher programs across the US to develop and retain teacher talent. We provide strategic consultation and program design in teacher leadership and innovation.
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