Impact

32 YEARS OF COLLABORATION

>2.9

million students have been positively impacted by our teacher fellows

3,589

fellowships have been awarded to teachers ranging from grades K-16

>30%

of these students are disadvantaged and underrepresented in STEM fields

732

schools have been represented
by our teacher fellows

397

companies, universities, government labs, and foundations have provided support

127

districts have been represented
by our teacher fellows

classroom results

One year after their experience, we asked our 2015 fellows about the impact of the program.

Fellowships transformed teachers.

92%

Rated fellowship as “the best” or “top 10%” of
their professional development experiences

Teachers changed their approach.

96%

Went back to school and experimented
with new teaching strategies

98%

Implemented or applied new
instructional practices

Students benefited.

99%

Felt their teaching was more effective
after their fellowship experience

96%

Reported that their fellowship had a
positive impact on student learning

Good teachers remained in the classroom.

95%

Reported an increased commitment
to the profession of teaching

External evaluations

Ignited commissioned Quality Evaluation Designs (QED) to conduct an external evaluation
of how participating in our fellowship program changes teachers’ perspectives and behaviors. The evaluation focuses on teaching, professional development, career decision-making, and understanding of workplace culture and skills. These documents reflect the consistent, enthusiastic support our fellowship program has received from teachers and principals:

Report overview Report highlights Full report 2001 Ignited teacher retention and program impact 1985-2000

National board certification

Our Alumni have achieved National Board Certification at more than three times the rate of their peers in California. This certification increasingly has come to define what it means to be a master teacher in the US.

Proportion of Ignited Alumni with National Board Certification Compared with State & Nation

Each year, we survey our program participants to collect their feedback and suggestions.
Here are some evaluation highlights from the 2016 Summer Fellowship program.

Hosts

Teachers

 98%

would recommend their teacher fellow for another fellowship

100%

gained ideas to create curriculum that is relevant to today's workplaces

 95%

felt the program was worthwhile for their department or organization

99%

said that their fellowship elevated their enthusiasm for teaching

 96%

were pleased with the quality of work their teacher fellow produced

100%

increased their knowledge of careers in science, math, and technology

 96%

would participate in the fellowship program again in the future

100%

felt stimulated to think about new ways to improve their teaching

 96%

felt the fellowship program was personally worthwhile as a mentor

 97%

would recommend the fellowship program to a friend or colleague




“Different shape solar panels generate different amounts of energy. It makes you think how math can be involved in your life for choosing what you want.” – Jasmine P, Student of 2015 Summer Fellow