Questions to spark your project idea brainstorming:
- What have I always wanted to learn about and pursue, but never had the funding to do so?
- What is a project that would empower teachers to meet students’ needs?
- What project would interest many of my colleagues? What do my colleagues on the team want to learn most?
- What project can my school district and principal support?
- If I could learn something to enhance my teaching career, what would it be?
Train with an Expert
Build expertise in a specific subject-area by attending a workshop or hiring a consultant.
Train teachers in social and emotional learning.
Prepare to teach using the Common Core standards.
Enhance your classroom experience with creative use of technology.
Learn how to effectively use project-based learning.
Develop anti-bullying approaches and techniques for your school.
Create a Learning Community
Partner with a museum, corporation or other local resource to bring real-world expertise into your classroom and create unique “beyond the classroom walls” experiences for your students.
Create a digital library of successful, shareable lesson plans or teaching techniques.
Develop cross-disciplinary lessons plans and projects.
Build New Tools
Create a school or rooftop garden and develop lesson plans using the garden.
Build a mobile science activity cart and develop lesson plans using the cart.