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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.

CURRICULUM

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.

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. Throughout the program, we offer leadership development lessons to foster students' vision, confidence, empathy, initiative, and resilience.
 

Global pitch + CHANGEMAKER SHOWCASE

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.

 

lIVE CALLS

In addition to the online course, we host a 60-min live Zoom call every first Saturday (at 10am PST) for students (teachers don't need to attend) to connect with other students around the world, share ideas, and inspire each other. The first live call, on Oct. 7th, is required as an orientation to the program. Subsequent live calls are not required, but they do count toward participation points and we encourage all students to attend them if they're able.

DEADLINE

Our deadline to register for the 2024-2025 school year is Sept. 15th, 2024. Early bird pricing ends June 1st, 2024.

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Professional Development

We host a monthly teacher PD call (every first Saturday of the month) for teachers from Sept-June (10 calls total) to come together and receive training and support as they facilitate the program.

 

During this call, we offer a combination of wellness support for the teachers themselves (with topics such as mindfulness and self-compassion) as well as support on program topics (exploring social justice themes, tips on facilitating class discussion, Design Thinking methodology, prep for Global Pitch, etc.)

 

These monthly PD calls are an opportunity for teachers to connect with other educators from around the globe, build community, and receive support as they implement The Changemaker Project in their classroom.

COST + SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The cost to register is $20-30/student, depending on volume and date of registration:

  • Early bird (by June 1), whole class (30+ students) registration: $20/student

  • Early bird (by June 1), individual (<30 students) registration: $25/student

  • After June 1st, whole class registration: $25/student

  • After June 1st, individual (<30 students) registration: $30/student

Our final deadline for next school year is September 15th, 2024. Due to financial constraints, partial scholarships are available on a very limited basis, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email us if you would like a scholarship for your school, and let us know what you are able to pay per student so we can give you the proper discount code. 

Teacher STIPEND

 

In addition to the registration fees, we suggest that schools which are able to do so offer a stipend to their teachers of $100-300/month that they are involved in the program ($1000-3000 for the school year) to compensate them for their time. We are happy to provide a certificate of completion with professional development hours noted (we provide 10 hours of PD trainings throughout the year free of charge), as well as a letter to your principal upon completion of the program.

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READY TO SIGN UP?

Once you know how many students you'll have, you can click the button below to register your students. (If you end up needing to add more students later, it's no problem.) Please email us if you would like a scholarship code.

After paying your registration fees, you'll receive a link to a 2-hour online teacher training course (you can complete this at your own pace) and then you'll be ready to enroll your students. Please reach out anytime if you have questions; we're here to help.

 

We look forward to seeing you and your students in the program!

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