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Idea

Create a structure that facilitates an inspiring, engaging and more design-oriented environment for Burlingame’s principals, teachers and staff — an Innovation Institute. This would provide a competitive advantage to our district for recruitment and retention of teachers amidst a California teacher shortage and enhance excellence in the classroom for our children.

Leader

Hire a full-time Director of Innovation who reports to the superintendent to develop and manage the Innovation Institute within the Burlingame School District. The Director of Innovation would work closely with principals and teachers to develop Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) best practices and tools across the district.

Team

The Director of Innovation would also be a key figure in the recruitment, on-boarding, and engagement of our teachers and staff through the Innovation Institute’s Professional Learning Community(PLC). The PLC will empower teachers to collaborate, analyze and enhance their classroom practices. The PLC will also encompass a Mentor Program helping new teachers integrate into the district and provide an ongoing resource for development.

Plan

To make this dream a reality our kids and their teachers need you. As a community we can fulfill this vision for the 2017-18 school year while maintaining the amazing programs and resources currently in our schools. Will you help fund this dream and invest in an innovative education for your child and our community? The Fund-a-Dream goal is to raise a net total of over $2 million by June 30, 2017.

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