Advocates for Youth, DC
Support teachers to deliver a new and comprehensive sexuality education curriculum in schools across the country. The curriculum is age and developmentally appropriate, sequential, LGBTQ inclusive and mapped to the National Sexuality Education Standards (www.advocatesforyouth.org/3rs-curriculum). This enables educators in any school district, with any budget to have unfettered access to a high quality sexuality education curriculum and supporting resources from which to tailor to meet their unique needs
To support KQED in creating a series of self-paced and synchronous online professional learning courses, produced alone and with partners, that will be free and accessible for educators to help them learn and practice the digital media literacy skills and strategies they need to be excellent teachers – engaging students in collaborative, meaningful learning experiences and developing their communication and technology skills. These skills will impact learning across all subject areas. The courses will be offered in an online environment that tracks user progress, awards open badges for achievement, and encourages sharing and feedback through an integrated online community space. UPDATE: KQED has received the Media Literate Media award from NAMLE, the National Association for Media Literacy Education for this project. It’s in recognition of KQED Teach, their service to help teachers bring media literacy skills and tools into the classroom.
Support for NISN (NACA Inspired School Network) Fellows to launch new schools in three New Mexico communities. Schools will be community-designed and led, responding to and nurturing Native culture and sustained by the collective vision of their community. These schools will be part of NISN’s national educational reform demonstration project, sharing best practices and expanding successful educational approaches for Native students across the United States. The schools will provide a rigorous education while integrating Native American culture, identity, and community investment.
Community Guilds, GA
Support for a classroom model STE(A)M Truck program in the Metro Atlanta area. The STE(a)M Truck is a blue and green van filled with things like band-saws and 3- D printers, and can set up a mobile innovation lab at any school property.
urban college of boston, MA
To support The High School to Teacher dual enrollment program which is a career-focused study in high school that leads to an early-career certificate and accelerates students’ completion of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) at UCB, The students are then qualified to work as a paraprofessional in Boston Public Schools (BPS) classrooms. Students who continue their studies and earn a Bachelor’s degree will be qualified as full classroom teachers. The program is designed for juniors and seniors reflecting the diversity of BPS students. Participants for this spring’s inaugural class are from our target audiences: 50% African-American, and 50% Hispanic. The program is free to students, including their books.