What We Do at ImpactLab
ImpactLab helps innovative teachers create solutions to problems in education.
Entrepreneurial Skills, Coaching, Peer Networking
At ImpactLab we believe teachers like you have the deepest insights into problems and possibilities in K12 education. Teachers, however, aren’t always viewed or supported as creative problem-solvers. Powerful ideas for improving education are often left at the table to gather dust.
We're changing that.
ImpactLab's Teacher Fellowship helps innovative educators build their insights into sustainable, replicable and scalable solutions.
Over the course of 10 months the Teacher Fellowship provides coaching, expert mentoring and a variety of learning frameworks that impart practical how-to skills while cultivating a can-do entrepreneurial mindset. Fellows develop relationships with a cohort of peers from across the country. All the while Fellows build, test and launch their new "product".
Sound interesting? If you're a teacher and want to keep up to date with ImpactLab programs and important dates, sign up here and follow us on Twitter.
Or perhaps you are a school leader? As a differentiated, job-embedded professional development program, ImpactLab's Teacher Fellowship is a solution for schools and districts looking to develop and retain their most innovative teachers while building a culture of innovation that attracts talent to your team.
Contact us to learn more.
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 •
Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are driven individuals but individual drive on its own does not bring success. Entrepreneurs need support, guidance and a community of peers.
Who We Are
CEO + Founder
"I've been working in and around K-12 education - as a teacher, an entrepreneur and a consultant - for over 21 years. ImpactLab, a nonprofit I founded in May 2015, is the culmination of this experience in that we're leveraging the methods and mindset of entrepreneurship to drive innovation in education. 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
Jessica Faith Carter
University of Texas
University of Texas