The Fund for Innovative Education (NGO) is the most experienced body in Israel in promoting educational entrepreneurship among teachers and teacher’s assistances in the formal education system, which operates nationwide, from kindergarten to high-school, and in special education as well.
At the heart of our work lies the notion that the educators on the ground are the most significant agents for change, and that educational entrepreneurship is the best and most effective means of promoting solutions to the burning issues in the Israeli education system.
The Fund operates in a joint venture with the Ministry of Education and accompanies about 120 educational innovations annually throughout the country.
The Fund has led 3,000 educational initiatives since its establishment and accompanied over 10,000 education professionals who have led innovations for the benefit of thousands of students.
We believe in the power of educational entrepreneurship to change reality; to create tailored solutions to local problems, promote meaningful educational processes, empower students and teachers personally and professionally, empower and advance different populations and to change systemic internal forces. We work to embed educational entrepreneurship as a tool to advance equal opportunity, and through it to lead processes that will trickle into all the parts of the Israeli society.
As an organization that operates in the “startup nation”, we import the values, tools, and spirit of entrepreneurship into the educational spaces, in order to train the future generation for today’s and tomorrow’s world.
In order to leverage the professional knowledge that was developed by the Fund throughout the years, and thus realize its core objectives, the Fund operates the Shavit Center for Innovative Development.
This specialist center serves the innovator/educator work in its entirety, starting with the stages of inspiration and steering, onwards to the development and the implementation of innovations, and, finally, the creation of a model and distribution. Through this Center, the Fund develops, guides, and operates a variety of programs, workshops, and innovation accelerators personally tailored for schools, educational organizations, municipalities, educational regions, and more.
The Fund for Innovative Education was established in 1971 by its visionary founder, Prof. Marcella Brenner of Washington DC. Until her death in 2007, she continued to be its sole sponsor. Prof. Brenner served as an active professional and an inspiring role model.
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