Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Korda Institute for Teaching Announce Changemaker Program

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation is partnering on an initiative with the Korda Institute for Teaching to catalyze changemakers in schools across Northeast Ohio. The program is aimed at schools interested in employing new methods to achieve student success.

Public schools in Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, and Mahoning counties that serve students in grades K-12 are eligible to participate in the Changemaker Program. Interested schools are invited to attend a series of events in 2020 where they will explore the elements of challenge-based learning, build internal capacity by upskilling teachers, test new methods through carefully crafted pilots, and receive customized coaching.

A virtual open call for the program will be held on June 24 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Any interested principal from an eligible school may register for the one-hour introductory session.

A maximum of ten schools that participate in the open call will be selected for the program. Through virtual training sessions, the participating school design teams will receive coaching and training from the Korda Institute that includes pre-pilot coaching calls, ongoing implementation support during their pilot projects, and post-pilot debriefs.

All schools that complete training and pilot implementation are eligible to apply for a special Changemaker Grant from the Morgan Foundation. Up to four grants totaling up to $400,000 will be awarded through the program. Grants will be prioritized based on a school's ability to transform classrooms into entrepreneurial learning environments for all students and facilitate a culture shift that leads to lasting change.

For more information on how to participate in and/or register for the virtual open call, see the Korda Institute for Teaching website.

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Deadline: August 01, 2020