Fund for Teachers
Since 2004 EL Education has partnered with Fund for Teachers (FFT), a non-profit organization that enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by supporting them as the identify and pursue opportunities around the world that make the greatest impact on their practice, students, and school communities. By trusting teachers to design unique summer professional learning experiences (fellowships), FFT grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership. Since 2001, FFT has invested $23.5 million in more than 6,300 teachers, for travel to 141 countries on all seven continents, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students. EL Education teachers have earned 488 of those grants, totaling over $1.6 million in funding.
Teachers may receive up to $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for team fellowships. The 2015-2016 application process is now open, and proposals are due January 28, 2016, with award notifications on April 5, 2016. Visit www.fundforteachers.org to learn more and apply, or contact fftinfo@ELeducation.org for support in applying from an EL Education Network school.
Links to Explore
EL Education's 2015 Fund for Teachers Fellows
Fund for Teachers Application
Fund for Teachers Newsletter, "Odyssey"
Fund for Teachers "Impact the Future" video
Diving into Deeper Learning with FFT Fellow, Matt Strand
Fund for Teachers Spotlight: Tamra Plotnick
Fund for Teachers Spotlight: Erin Thesing