Entrepreneurial educators program
Empowering teachers to innovate and create a better education system
Entrepreneurship has become a core component of the Education Administration of the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo. One of the ways the Education Administration is cultivating and supporting entrepreneurship in the education system is by engaging frontline high school teachers through a new Entrepreneurial Educators program. It aims to develop a community of teachers who can effect positive change within their own schools and, thereby, help to increase the quality and dynamism of public education. It is critical to empower teachers with the motivation and autonomy to achieve – to improve their practice and the experiences and outcomes of their students.
The Entrepreneurial Educators program has three goals:
- Skills development, for example, needs identification, idea generation and evaluation, independent learning, teamwork, and flexible thinking;
- Community-building, including peer learning and support; and
- Implementation of initiatives by participating teachers at their schools.
The Entrepreneurial Educators program provides vital skills, knowledge and support. The program itself is funded in full by the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo. However, additional funding to support the successful implementation of teachers’ initiatives in their schools is a key ingredient which is currently missing.
The Tel Aviv Foundation seeks a philanthropic investment to enable teachers to maximize the success of their initiative; either for resources or materials they may need to purchase, or for supplementary professional development.
Outlined below are three options to support teachers’ entrepreneurship in our city’s schools.
Requested donation to support the implementation of:
20 projects: $30,500
20 projects + 3 flagship projects: $61,000
20 projects for three years: $91,500