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Innovative Educators

The Innovative Educator Program is designed to encourage innovative and engaging classroom instruction. 


To put in a request complete an “Innovative Educator Form" accessible here.

Candidates who submit a video of their lesson plan will be eligible to receive a $300 reimbursement for the edTPA fee!




  • Be a current student teacher at TC 

Steps to apply:

  • Student submits an online application, innovative lesson plan, and a video of the lesson plan through Vialogue system or via Google. The video must be submitted in its entirety. An additional 5-20 minute clip highlighting portions of the lesson may also be submitted.
  • If the lesson is deemed as innovative by a special comittee, student teacher receives $300 as a reimbursement for the edTPA fee.


Go to to create an account for free!



The lesson plan:

  • Ignites excitement for the content through the dynamic use of materials and allows for differentiated degrees of learning
  • Offers a unique perspective to the topic(s) presented
  • Fosters a sense of creative energy among students

Notes:  1) Any lesson plan template will be accepted and must consist of a list of objectives, materials, procedures,
and evaluation method(s).  2) It CANNOT be a lesson plan submitted for edTPA.


Questions? Email or call 212.678.8219