Updated Jun 07, 2018CLOSED

Teachers and Educators

Offered by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as part of SOLVE

How can teachers and educators provide accessible, personalized, and creative learning experiences for all?Instead of thinking that technology and digital tools will usurp and replace educators, how can technology amplify the work of teachers, support new educators and learning facilitators, and help them bring better quality education to their students?

The Solve community aims to find innovative solutions to support teachers and educators to better provide accessible, personalized, and creative learning experiences for all.
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CLOSEDJul 01, 2018Deadline
$10,000 - $160,000Amount
10Number
UnavailableDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 1: Ideation, Stage 2: Research & Development, Stage 3: Proof of Concept, Stage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented In:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
CountryN/A
Focus AreasTeacher Development and Training (Education) and Technology
Solve welcomes solutions from innovators around the world that:
-Support educators in fostering innovation, creativity, critical thinking, social and emotional learning, and skills-building in diverse learners
-Propose new models for affordable training to increase both the quality and quantity of teachers and other educators, particularly in disadvantaged communities
-Ensure educators are adequately recruited, well-trained, professionally qualified, motivated, and supported
-Personalize and adapt teaching to all, especially people with disabilities, and learners living in areas disrupted by crises or in low-income settings

Note for ideation stage innovative solutions:We welcome you to submit your solution to participate in the discussion, but please note that solutions that are still only at the concept stage are unlikely to be selected. You have until the submission deadline to prototype and experiment with your idea!

Other Requirements

Potential for ScaleJudges will score applications based on scalability: The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people
OtherJudges will score applications based on:
-Alignment: The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth using technology.
-Potential for Impact:The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives.
-Feasibility:It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.
-Innovative Approach:This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge

Application Directions

Submit your solution through the SOLVE platform here

Application And Awards Process

In the first round, Solve staff will perform an initial screening of all applications for completeness, for coherency, and for whether the solution appropriately addresses the challenge. Then our judges will score the screened applications to determine finalists.

In the second round, each finalist will pitch before the challenge judges and a live audience. The judges will determine which solutions are the most promising.

March 1, 2018 – Challenges open
July 1, 2018 - Deadline to submit a draft solution application
July 20, 2018 - Deadline for editing a solution application
August, 2018 - Finalists announced
September 22-24, 2018 - Finalists pitch in New York during the U.N. General Assembly

Past Funded Innovations Of Teachers and Educators

WINNER
SEP 2018
CENTURYCENTURY
  • $35,000VERIFIED
    1. TYPEGrant
    2. FOCUS AREASEducation
    3. IMPLEMENTED INEducation
    4. FUNDINGTeachers and Educators
    5. ORGANIZATIONMIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as part of SOLVESOLVE
    WINNER
    SEP 2018
    Moringa SchoolMoringa School
  • $35,000VERIFIED
    1. TYPEGrant
    2. FOCUS AREASEducation
    3. IMPLEMENTED INEducation
    4. FUNDINGTeachers and Educators
    5. ORGANIZATIONMIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as part of SOLVESOLVE
    WINNER
    SEP 2018
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