$1.5M Innovation Fund to Support Your Teacher Observation and Collaboration Initiatives

gif with Edthena logo and image of computer with video player and text $1.5M Innovation Fund for district video teacher observation & video coaching initiatives and contact information

Edthena is introducing a $1.5-million Innovation Fund to support schools and districts with their teacher observation and collaboration initiatives.

Last month, we celebrated 10 years of Edthena. As we look forward to our next decade of impact, we’re excited to partner with new school districts to back their video-powered professional learning. Whether that’s through video coaching, video teacher observations, or more, we’re here to support you.

Back-to-school this year means providing more targeted support with teacher observation

With the new school year beginning, much is on school and district leaders’ minds. The return to in-person or hybrid learning. Learning loss. Students’ social and emotional well-being.

The months and years ahead present an enormous challenge AND enormous opportunity for district administrators.

How will you build new and better systems to drive student outcomes? How will you ensure that teachers are fully prepared and supported? How can you make teacher observation easier?

The Edthena video collaboration platform can help you in a variety of ways:

  • Streamlining feedback to teachers with video observations
  • Creating opportunities for more teacher-teacher collaboration
  • Scaling best practices and “what works” examples across the district
  • Flexible, asynchronous learning that’s still high quality and high impact

We’re excited to support your work in building a next-generation professional learning system within your district.

Funding Edthena with the Innovation Fund

Supporting your Edthena initiatives is the goal of the Innovation Fund. It works as a matching grant, where the amount of your teacher professional development grant depends on the size of your district.

Wondering how you can fund your portion of an Edthena adoption? You can use any of your existing state or federal funding (ESSER, ESSA, Title I, etc) for your portion. We have a detailed funding alignment document we’d be happy to provide.

We want to help you ensure that you create systems that can be sustained for many years to come. That’s why our Innovation Fund is designed to support teacher observation implementations for up to three academic years.

Applying for the Innovation Fund is an easy two-step process

Interested in applying for these funds? It’s as easy as 1-2 … and that’s it!

First, contact [email protected] to receive your total fund eligibility amount and the application link.

Second, you’ll fill out our application form, which asks for one-paragraph answers to the following questions:

  • Present a summary of how you imagine Edthena will be utilized.
  • What is the current usage level of video observation and video analysis within your teacher professional learning experiences? (No prior usage required)
  • What is the procurement/contract process required for a grant-matched purchase of this size?

The next review of applications will be on Oct. 30th, 2021, and then each following month until all funds are awarded.

If funds remain, applications will be reviewed again on the 30th of each month.

Ready to take your teacher observation video initiatives to the next step? Send an email to [email protected] to get started.

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