Tuesday, December 07, 2010
This week, we’re announcing that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a grant directly to Tutor.com to develop and launch a new on-demand professional development service for teachers.
We’ll be working closely with a small number of schools where math teachers will connect to online teaching coaches for immediate on-demand help using newly developed software based on the Tutor.com platform. Our goal, shared by the Gates Foundation, is to provide motivated teachers with new ways get help when they need it, so they can be ready to teach an effective high quality lesson the next day. Really exciting stuff!
We'd like to hear from teaching coaches who are interested in working for us, and from school and district leaders who would like their schools considered as candidates for participation in the Gates project. You can sign up for updates and learn more about this project at http://www.tutor.com/ondemandpd and from the press release.
We're also hiring a project manager -- please spread the word.
*Photo from November visit of Philadelphia's Mastery Charter School, a Gates Foundation grantee.