Awards up to $1,000 to teachers who offer new, hands-on, authentic, experiential learning opportunities in the classroom and pilot new approaches that reflect the latest educational thinking. These grants are awarded in November and the projects should be completed in the same school year.

Idea Lab 2012-2016

The Brookline Education Foundation Idea Lab Initiative began in 2012 seeking to promote the 21st Century classroom and to pilot new educational approaches that reflect the latest in educational thinking.

Idea Lab Grants award up to $1,000 each to Brookline educators. In 2015, the BEF announced an additional incentive to innovative approaches to teaching through an Innovation Catalyst Award – $500 Prize. The award is presented to the Idea Lab grant recipient whose proposal best supports a creative, pioneering approach to teaching.

For a full list of all previously funded Idea Lab Grants click here  (Please note that the requirements were different up to 2016)