TEACHERS: EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS TO #BETHECHANGE
At The Changemaker Project, we believe in education as a vehicle for social change. That's why we've created a global design challenge for young people who want to change the world.
How does the program work?
We offer a comprehensive curriculum for teachers which covers social justice issues affecting people, animals, and the environment, as well as Stanford's Design Thinking process. Teachers utilize our curriculum to prepare their students for our global design challenge, where students compete to create innovative solutions to social problems.
Teachers of any discipline can implement The Changemaker Project Curriculum in their classroom, or as part of an after school club. Our curriculum is online, and every student who registers will have their own portal to access the lessons.
In addition, we offer a live course every Saturday (at 10am PST) for students to connect with other students around the world, share ideas, and inspire each other.
Our deadline to register for the 2022-2023 school year is Sept. 15th, 2022. Once you pay for your students (or receive a scholarship), you'll get access to our 2-hour teacher training course (complimentary for all teachers involved in the program) and everything you need to launch the program at your school.
Our curriculum was developed to address a broad range of standards in the Common Core as well as IB standards and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. It was also designed to be engaging to students with a variety of learning styles, and flexible enough to meet the needs of any teacher.
The course begins by introducing students to a variety of real-world issues that face our planet (affecting people, animals, and the environment). Students then break into teams and decide on a problem to tackle. The rest of the course provides valuable problem-solving skills and guides teams through Stanford's Design Thinking process to create an innovative project.
Each Spring, teams selected as finalists will pitch their project ideas at our Global Pitch event to win funding from our community of philanthropists. They will then have several months to execute and complete their projects with the support of TCP mentors. The program culminates in a Changemaker Showcase event at the end of the year, highlighting some of the most high-impact projects from the program.
Would you like to bring tcp to your school?
The cost to register is $100/student. Please get in touch if you would like a scholarship for your school. In your email, please let us know exactly what you're able to afford to pay per student (even if it's only $5). We are committed to offering scholarships to all schools and students who request them.
To learn more and see a demo of our curriculum, just fill out the form at the bottom of this webpage (and be sure you select TEACHER as your affiliation.) We hope to see you and your students in the program!