Projects We’ve Funded

As of Spring 2024,we have supported the professional learning of over 500 Bay Area teachers as part of 105 funded projects.

Year Awarded




Cultivating our Collective Efficacy to Support Future Social Justice Leaders

Oakland Technical High School, Oakland As a committed group of educators in the Race, Policy, & Law Academy, we seek to build our collective efficacy in supporting our future social justice leaders. While we teach in various content areas, we know the power of collaborating as a team to support the learning and wellbeing of […]


Ecosystems of Ethnic Studies for Social Justice (ESSJ)

William C Overfelt High School, San Jose Our goal with this professional development project is to create a self-sustaining ethnic studies program with increased education and planning time to make interdisciplinary ES Pedagogy a reality across campus. This project would further support community collaboration, curriculum design, classroom instruction and behavioral responses in alignment with ES […]


Equity for SMHS Science Students

San Mateo High School, San Mateo As SMHS science classes grow more diverse, our dedicated team aims to challenge and support all students, including language learners in college prep. Our goal is fostering a love for science and ensuring success for everyone. Although the district offers professional development (PD) for inclusion, equity, and language, there’s […]


Bilingual DEI Learning through Project Based Learning

Yu Ming Charter School, Oakland This project aims to develop and implement DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) curricula through project-based learning that incorporate diverse perspectives, cultures, and voices in a K-8 Mandarin immersion school. We aim to create a learning environment that resonates with students from various backgrounds. This project encourages our bilingual students to […]


Inquiry to Empower Collective Efficacy

Tomales High School, Tomales Our goal is to empower staff to conduct classroom inquiry to galvanize our collective efficacy – a shared belief that through our collective action, we can positively influence student outcomes. This grant would enable us to contract with Lead by Learning (LxL) as an outside professional development provider. Having robust support […]


Cultivating Conversation: Increasing Student Talk in the Classroom

Madison Park Academy 6-12, Oakland Our project aims to transform our classrooms into spaces filled with the voices of our English language learners and newcomers (rather than teachers). With this funding, we will hire Lead by Learning (LxL) to get much more out of our professional development planning meetings, and thus our department time. Specifically, […]


Transforming Our Kinder-First Grade Literacy Program

Cadwallader School, San Jose Our team is committed to doing all we can to ensure that all our students are successful readers. We are setting out to transform our kinder-1st grade literacy program by doing a series of personalized professional development with The Reading League. Our team includes two kinder teachers, two 1st grade teachers, […]


Unlocking the Science of Biliteracy

John Muir Elementary School, San Francisco This project serves to enhance our professional capacities as teachers by providing us with the requisite knowledge and skills to instruct emergent biliteracy students effectively. We will cultivate our content expertise through engagement with prominent literacy experts at conferences. Through participation in practice-based inquiry cycles, we will also translate […]


Returning to our Roots: Crafting Empowering Learning

Manzanita SEED, Oakland We will reinvigorate SEED’s mission by designing Project-Based Learning units infused with best practices in Dual Language and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The Units will incorporate reading, writing, math, language and anti-racism through authentic tasks and local topics. These topics will be: Indigenous traditions in the Bay Area, Asian-American movements past […]