In 2017, we launched our Teacher Innovation Fund. That year, we gave over $2,000 to Donors Choose projects in just two months. In 2018, we ramped up our efforts and gave over $10,000 to more than 100 classrooms. This year, we have renewed our commitment to helping teachers access the classroom supplies they need to make magic. In 2019, we pledge to give a whopping $25,000 to classrooms across the country through our partnership with Donors Choose.
This year, there's a twist! We know that we can do more than just finance classroom supplies. We’re setting out to cultivate conversation around amazing ways to use Screencastify in the classroom while spotlighting the work of exceptional educators.
Throughout the year, there will be tons of ways to get involved, share your ideas, and benefit from our donations.
We are so excited to announce our first initiative, Teacher of the Month. Every month, we’ll be spotlighting a teacher who is making magic in their classroom using Screencastify. We can't wait to share their ideas with the entire #communityofcasters.
Here’s how this will work:
- From now until March 18, you can submit your application to be named our March teacher of the month here.
- Here in Chicago, we’ll narrow down the applications to the top three. If you make it to the top three, you’ll get some awesome Screencastify swag!
- On March 20, we’ll share the three finalists in a poll on Twitter and let the entire community of casters vote.
- On March 25, we’ll officially crown our March Teacher of the Month. Our Teacher of the Month will be gifted a $300 Donors Choose Gift Card (to be used on any classroom of their choice including their own), a free year of Screencastify premium, and a whole lot of official Screencastify swag!
While only one teacher will be crowned our March Teacher of the Month, we’ll be spotlighting a new teacher each month. You’re welcome to apply as often as you would like until you win! Everyone who submits an application is entitled to an official spot amongst the #communityofcasters and a great deal of respect from all of us here at Screencastify HQ.
So...get started with your application!
Wondering how else we plan to give back through Donors Choose? Follow us on Twitter and you'll be the first to know.