Host Program Details

WHO ARE THE TEACHERS

Ignited provides Fellowships to K-16 teachers representing every subject. The vast majority of the teachers Ignited serves are high school and middle school Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers, although Career Technical Education, community college instructors, and elementary school teachers also participate in smaller numbers. At least 30-35% of the teachers served teach educationally disadvantaged students in underperforming schools.

Teachers who apply to Ignited typically have at least a Bachelor’s degree in the subject they teach; many have advanced degrees. Most are technically savvy and at a minimum are comfortable with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Besides expertise in at least one subject and a basic, comprehensive, working knowledge of related subjects, teachers possess many transferable skills and qualities that have value in the corporate or university workplace.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND BENEFITS

In addition to specific domain expertise, teacher Fellows are experienced professionals with a range of valuable skills:

  • Initiative/Self-Starting
  • Leadership
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Attention to Detail

There are many ways these skills can be applied to benefit Host organizations:

  • Taking a complex or large concept/process and breaking it into components – beneficial in creating training documentation
  • Identifying the essential concepts and problem solving – valuable for business analysts
  • Communicating well in oral and written form – excellent for technical writing projects and compelling presentations
  • Organizing and planning – useful for project management positions
  • Framing questions and information gathering – crucial for projects involving research
  • Collaborating with others to achieve a common goal – essential for human resources or community relations projects

VIEW PAST FELLOWSHIP PROJECTS

There are many ways these skills can be applied to benefit Host organizations:

 

see case studies

 

GET STARTED

If you are ready to host teachers at your organization or you have questions about the Ignited Fellowship Program please contact:

Shari Liss

CEO

shari@igniteducation.org

408.553.3179