In Phase 2 of its 2015-16 K-12 Effective Practices Research Project (2015-16), made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Collaborative identified 10 teachers nationally who most closely met its Effective Practices criteria. These criteria include problem-solving, analysis, synthesis, and processing skills across disciplines, in addition to life skills such as persistence and collaboration.
These educators were designated Innovation Fellows and are being trained as teacher-leaders, with support from NEA funding. They completed their 3rd year in the Collaborative’s K-12 Effective Practices Project in May, 2019, helping to lead the project’s conceptualization, development, and implementation.
Since their involvement with the project, 100% of the teachers have received significant professional recognition. They credit the Collaborative for helping foster these successes. These recognitions include: