Amanda and Angela co-own Incubate to Innovate, a products and services company, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are passionate about equipping educators with best practices, tools, and an online collaborative network. Incubate to Innovate is transforming teaching and learning experiences and environments using innovation to prepare students with 21st-century skills.
With over 35 years of combined education experience, Incubate to Innovate was launched as a solution to many of the challenges that educators face. Research shows that our students are not graduating with the skillsets necessary to navigate the complexities of our ever-changing world. Teachers are continuing to use old methods rather than Pivoting with Perseverance to incorporate new methods that WILL more effectively prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
In response to the challenges they were experiencing and witnessing within education, Amanda and Angela have created tools, resources, and innovative learning experiences for teachers. Teachers were hungry for any materials they could get that would lead to deeper and more impactful learning experiences for their students. And they were looking anywhere and everywhere for authentic Collaboration & Connection.
As Amanda and Angela started journeying alongside educators they began to DREAM BIG about what it might look like to start an online collaborative learning community for educators. #REdefinePD
The ladies of Incubate to Innovate want to be a solution to many of the challenges that educators face: loneliness, accessibility & equity, lack of an authentic, encouraging community, purposeful learning, resourcing...
The ChangeMakers for Impact network was born!
ChangeMakers for Impact is an online collaborative network that brings together educators and #ChangeMakers using innovation, creativity, & exploration to design a better world one idea & one collaboration at a time leading to social change & widespread impact.
The network is ALL about curating authentic relationships, lifelong learning, and growth, and creating opportunities together that we could not have created alone. The network is comprised of 60% educators and 40% of individuals from the business and non-profit world that are passionate about education reform.
We are all about the #PowerofTogether and giving educators a place to connect student learning to real-world applications.
"The ChangeMakers for Impact network has been a game-changer for me, both professionally and personally. Through the network, I have had the privilege of meeting many new people who are seeking to embrace exploration in their professional careers. The connections I have made are authentic, challenging me to think and grow well beyond what I could in my own school setting."
- Joanna Richter, Academic Counselor, Minnesota
Benefits of Membership for Educators
- Exclusive content, resourcing, and encouragement 365 days a year!
- Posts from a vast variety of hosts from the world of education and beyond
- Access to collaborative workshops/courses (with the ability to earn continuing education hours)
- Authentic collaboration, connection, and bridge-building
- Journey forward with an international #ChangeMakerCrew
Why Crowd Funding?
Crowdfunding through iFundWomen is our opportunity to make our dreams a reality for educators so that innovative practices and authentic collaboration are making it to our MOST important stakeholders...our students! #PowerOfTogether
What will the funds be used for?
First and foremost, to continue to steward FREE lifetime memberships to as many educators world-wide as possible (value: $29.99/year).
Curriculum development to translate more content to online workshops/courses and ongoing resource development
Another area for growth and expansion would be curating videos and podcasting for use on the network! Funds will be used for technology and personnel to make that happen.
Marketing the ChangeMakers for Impact network to increase new members both in education and outside education.
Ongoing website development and engagement strategy
"Our job is not to prepare our students for something. Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything." -A.J. Juliani
The educators teaching our kids are impacting and shaping the hearts and minds of the leaders of tomorrow!
Help us make it possible to provide a safe place of encouragement, resourcing, collaboration, accessibility, and equity for our educators!
Together, we CAN reimagine education! #ChangeMakerCrew #NoSmallDreams