CityBridge Foundation and NewSchools Venture Fund launched the Education Innovation Fellowship program in 2013, an initiative that has served 32 Fellows in its first two cohorts. This yearlong program introduces teacher leaders to the most promising innovations in personalized learning and offers them opportunities to pilot personalized learning models in their schools. With the support of a $1 million grant from the Microsoft Corporation, the Fellowship will continue in 2015, fostering classroom innovation in dozens of Washington, D.C. schools. The Fellowship is a strategic investment in great teachers—the classroom leaders who can become natural change agents for their schools, using digital content and tools to drive instructional innovation.
In 2015, 18 to 22 new Fellows will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants currently teaching in District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and D.C. public charter schools. The Fellowship program will run from January through December 2015 and will include local and national school visits, workshops, seminars, guest speakers, and technology demonstrations. Fellows will design and lead personalized learning pilot programs during the summer and expand them in their classrooms and schools in the 2015-16 school year.
For more details on the Education Innovation Fellowship, please click here. You can access a recording of our informational webinar here.