BIF Partners with Fund For Teachers!
The BIF Student Experience Lab is starting off 2016 doing what we do best: helping education leaders design, prototype, and test innovative models. To this end, we are thrilled to announce a new Student Experience Lab project with our partners, Fund for Teachers.
Over the past 15 years, Fund for Teachers has contributed to the expertise and fulfillment of America’s educators by providing grants for over 6,400 teachers to pursue learning opportunities around the globe. Fund for Teachers honors teachers’ professionalism by empowering each Fellow to design their own unique Fellowship experience. Not only do Fellows develop new skills, knowledge, and confidence, they also bring their transformational experiences back to their classrooms to impact their students’ achievement.
Leveraging the organization’s expertise in supporting teachers, their existing network of Fellows, and their growing regional cohorts of new Fellows, the BIF Student Experience Lab will help Fund for Teachers develop innovative ways to amplify the impact of the Fellowship. We will facilitate a human-centered design studio that will empower current and past Fellows, Fund for Teachers staff, and community advisors as designers of new models. We will then help develop an experimentation strategy to test these new designs in the real world.
We are excited to begin this work with Fund for Teachers! To get a flavor for the amazing potential of this project, take a look at what last year’s Fellows dreamed up and accomplished. Stay tuned to the Student Experience Lab page and Twitter account to follow along and engage with us as we work.