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WW Academy CZI Grant in the News

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The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning has received a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for the Academy’s commitment to personalized learning in its master’s program. In this recent round of education grants, CZI is focusing on the needs of the educator, including the “professional, social, and emotional well-being” of teachers.

CZI chose to partner with the WW Academy “to help people studying to be teachers to learn at their own pace, personalizing their learning experience.”

Inside Philanthropy notes that “personalized learning for children has become a signature cause for CZI lately, so it’s no surprise that they would want to apply the principle to teaching for teachers.” The master’s in education program at the Woodrow Wilson Academy is competency-based and time-variable, allowing each candidate to individualize their learning path.

In the CZI announcement, Jim Shelton, the initiative’s president of education, wrote: “We know that in education there is no substitute for our greatest resource: educators. Just as we must better support the whole child, we must support the whole educator.”

By building a transformative master’s degree in education from the ground up, the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is preparing 21st-century teachers for both today’s classrooms and the ones they will shape for tomorrow.

News of the grant announcement has also been written up in Education Week and EdSurge.

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