Supporting entrepreneurial educators in their efforts to transform learning environments is core to our mission, and each year, our prize winners provide insight and inspiration to peers across the country.
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (PRWEB) May 21, 2019
The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) has announced the competition window for their 2019 Innovative Educator Prize is open to classroom and school leaders with proposals to address learning gaps using digital tools and resources. Applications will be accepted through June 14, 2019.
FBOL's annual program identifies and awards financial support to exceptional school and classroom leaders focused on implementing new blended learning pilot programs designed to overcome achievement gaps, drive engagement, and personalize learning. Application information can be found at https://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/grant-program.
“Technology has opened the classroom to new ways of teaching and flexibility that educators could only dream of just 20 years ago,” said FBOL executive director Amy Valentine. “Making the transition to digital teaching and learning, though, can feel overwhelming at times. Supporting entrepreneurial educators in their efforts to transform learning environments is core to our mission, and each year, our prize winners provide insight and inspiration to peers across the country.”
Successful 2018 proposals included:
- The reinforcement of an established blended learning program to better support students’ growth mindset, improve personalization, promote ownership of learning, strengthen educators’ professional development, and align curriculum.
- Harnessing student interest in content creation using digital tools to establish a library of student-produced modules that support struggling student populations, such as English Language Learners and those retaking end-of-course assessments.
- A partnership between an environmentally-focused charter school and the USF Florida Center for Instructional Technology to develop accessible OER data and lesson plans for blended environmental education courses.
In addition to a financial prize applied to their pilots, Innovative Educator Prize recipients will participate in a yearlong cohort to learn from their collective successes and stumbles throughout the implementation process. Their pilots will be profiled and shared with educators facing similar classroom obstacles to encourage replication and revision.
Complete application information can be found at https://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/grant-program.
About the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning
Through scholarships, grants, original research, and strategic partnerships with a diverse cross-section of leaders, the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning is working to close the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education. By documenting and sharing their stories, our efforts to keep the student, parent, and educator experience central to the conversations about the future of education help ensure that “school” effectively serves all learners and students can achieve their unique and unbounded potential. Learn more at http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/.