Building a movement of teacher leaders who can reimagine their classroom .
There is a vast, almost un-measurable gap between education and learning in the government school system of our country. And this is the network that serves over 113 million*students annually. There also exists a deep-rooted illusion that learning to read and write will almost magically launch you into a premium social position. Which when not fulfilled makes for a unhappy, unmotivated youth for whom education was meaningless. And so, the will and wish to pursue or even complete school is on the decline.Read more
To ensure all children experience meaningful education we work directly with their first point of contact – the teacher. We have developed the Beacon Educator Fellowship for government school teachers in the middle school with this vision in mind.
The Fellowship design helps teachers learn and internalize teaching tools and practices that encourage children to discover their own strengths and express themselves. Our craft curriculum has a strong skill building component and is designed to actively encourage children to imagine and create new and innovative solutions or applications of the craft.
Our impact evaluations are critically important to us as our decisions and programs are deeply affected by this data. Both interpersonal and objective assessments of each one we impact is mandatory in our process.