What We Do at ImpactLab
ImpactLab builds the capacity of educators to solve problems faced by their school communities. We support individual educators, schools and school networks through the following programs:
The ImpactLab Fellowship
Empowering innovative educators to create solutions to problems in education.
The ImpactLab Fellowship provides community, coaching and key innovation and leadership concepts. 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.
Connect with innovative educators from across the US. Develop lasting relationships and expand your professional network.
Innovation Leadership Pathway
Supporting school innovation and talent retention in a virtuous circle of professional and organizational growth.
Designed for schools, school networks and districts, ILP is a three-year educator 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 innovation mindset, activating problem-solving skills and aligning with school goals.
Channel learning and energies back into the innovation 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.
• 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.
• 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
Chief Academic Officer
University of Texas
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