Increasing the Impact of Fund For Teachers
Design ChallengeHow might we leverage the collective experience, energy, and efforts of Fund for Teachers Fellows to amplify the impact of the Fellowship for the teachers who participate, their colleagues, their students, and their broader communities?
The BIF Student Experience Lab has partnered with Fund for Teachers to develop innovative ways to leverage the organization’s expertise in supporting teachers, their existing network of Fellows, and their growing regional cohorts of new Fellows to amplify the impact of the Fellowship. We crafted and facilitated a human-centered design studio that empowered current and past Fellows, Fund for Teachers staff, and community advisors as designers of new models. By mapping out the experiences of end users (teachers, students, and community members both local and abroad), participants explored opportunities to create new experiences that engage Fellows--and broader communities--beyond individual learning expeditions.