Teach For America wants input from Philadelphia’s technology community to help shape the future of education.
The organization is gearing up for Greater Philadelphia: Innovation in Education, a series of workshops through 2012 to allow leaders across industries to come together to discuss education innovation.
“We’re looking for people from the tech sector that have an interest in, but maybe not background in education. We want to put them in an environment where they might still have a revolutionary idea,” says Director of Alumni Affairs Adamah Cole, the program organizer.
More notably, the organization wants output.
Culminating from the series of events, TFA organizers hope that participants will create actionable, launchable ventures with business plans in hand.
Cole says, too, that the regional organization is hoping to get participants involved with future grant opportunities that are offered by Teach For America nationally.
TFA will be accepting applications for the workshops starting Friday.
To help participants prepare for that application process, next Tues., Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., the organization will host an informational webinar on. Click here to sign up for the webinar. Read more about the program here, and download the application on Friday, Dec. 2.
[Full Disclosure: Teach for America and Technically Philly are currently discussing a more in-depth partnership around this workshop series to launch next week.]