Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. In 2013, Fund for Teachers awarded $2 million in
grants to 531 teachers, providing them with opportunities to pursue new knowledge in 280 countries on seven continents.
Literacy workshops in New York City, scientific excursions in the Arctic Circle, volunteer teaching in a Rio de Janeiro favela, language immersion classes in Guatemala, and social justice workshops in South Africa were among the awarded proposals.
After describing what they want to learn and where they want to learn it (via an online application), the winning teachers were selected by a committee of civic, corporate, education, and philanthropic leaders. These preK-12 educators then embark on their global fellowships throughout the summer. A complete list of Fund for Teachers’ 2013 grant recipients and their project report summaries will soon be available at fundforteachers.org.