Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1 Million Grant to CTTL
by St. Andrew's Communications Staff
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded a $1 million grant to the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning to expand online access in the U.S. and across the globe to Neuroteach Global, an online professional development experience developed by the CTTL that uses the Talented micro-learning platform to deliver research-informed strategies in Mind, Brain and Education Science in the most innovative way to date.
"We count on teachers to prepare our students for the world of the future, so we believe they should be equipped with cutting-edge tools and information about how young people learn," CZI said on their Facebook page. "That’s why we’re proud to be joining theOmidyar Groupin supportingThe Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) atSt. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.
"(Neuroteach Global) offers an online professional development resource for teachers to translate learning science and neurological research into strategies that allow them to meet every students’ individual needs — in a format aligned to the science of how people learn."
Through the Neuroteach Global web-based app, teachers and school leaders translate the latest evidence on how students learn into classroom practice. Neuroteach Global also enables teachers and school leaders to benefit from the same training that every teacher at St. Andrew’s receives through the CTTL, while also receiving feedback on how they have integrated these lessons into their pedagogy.
The goals of Neuroteach Global are to support teachers as they improve their craft by enhancing their understanding of MBE Science and improve outcomes for all students.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s $1,000,000 grant is in addition to this fall’s $625,000 grant from the Omidyar Group toward this effort.