What We Do at ImpactLab
ImpactLab offers three programs that build the capacity of teachers to innovate and solve problems faced by their school community (for details scroll down).
The ImpactLab Teacher Fellowship
Empowering innovative teachers to create solutions to problems in education.
The ImpactLab Teacher Fellowship helps passionate teachers turn an idea into a “solution” in a supportive, small-group format with the guidance of an experienced coach. Over the span of ten months (September - June) our Fellows:
Learn the “how-to” of turning an idea into a solution through problem-solving, design and leadership skills. Our methods come primarily from the worlds of entrepreneurship, design and software development.
Connect with innovative teachers from across the US. Develop lasting relationships and expand your professional network. Become part of an active and expanding education innovation community.
Teacher Innovation Leadership Pathway
A capacity-building program that supports both talent retention and school innovation in a virtuous circle of professional and organizational growth.
Designed for schools, school networks and districts, TILP is a three-year teacher leadership development sequence for schools seeking to engage and retain high-performing, innovative teachers, develop an internal leadership pipeline, and establish an ongoing capacity to fix local problems with local solutions.
Introducing participants to innovation mindset, activating their problem-solving skills and aligning them with school goals.
Channel learning and energies back into the innovation system by supporting peers at earlier stages.
The ideas that drive us
• Equity in Education •
Innovation is a means, not an end in itself. We support educators who are driven by a passion for educational opportunity and want to develop solutions to local manifestations of inequity.
• 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
Board of Directors
Director of Development
Jessica Faith Carter
University of Texas
Director of Academic Success
University of Texas
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