Innovative Educator Prize

Our goal is to connect our students with the world by experiencing it and we believe that technology is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to achieve that goal.
— Kathleen Wong, McDonald International School, Seattle WA

A great deal of excellent work is happening in technology-driven learning environments benefitting the educators and schools running these programs as much as their students. But creating and implementing digital learning programs often require funds beyond what a school or district is able to allocate and finding money outside of the operating budget is not always easy.

For situations where educators lack the funds to run a program they know will make a difference for their students, our unique Innovative Educator Prize (IEP) offers financial support for teachers and schools utilizing digital learning to overcome achievement gaps, drive engagement, and personalize learning for their students.  

For IEP recipients, it’s been an emotional experience to witness how much their students have benefitted as a result of the blended and online learning programs they were able to put in place. Many have shared a great sense of pride and excitement as they’ve watched their students learn and grow.

Through IEP, we are able to capture some of the powerful best practices and share these strategies with the community at large. In keeping the voices and experiences of the educators in the foreground of conversations about system-wide changes to educational policies and practice, we can help ensure decisions are well-informed and aligned to a collective vision for individual student success.



Featured stories from our 2017 Innovator Educator Grantees