Funded by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Building a robust body of knowledge about how best to support learners with diverse learning needs and levels of English language proficiency

Supporting All Educators to Meet the Diverse Needs of their Students

BetterLesson, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is launching a Master Teacher Project focused on Meeting the Needs of All Learners that will curate and freely publish a robust collection of strategies designed to help all educators support their students with disabilities and English Learners..

BetterLesson will work with 12 teachers and school leaders based in Kansas City and the surrounding counties who are currently implementing best practices in teaching students with disabilities and/or English Learners to capture and share at scale their effective practices. These strategies will contribute to BetterLesson's practitioner-based body of knowledge around how best to support all students..

Master Teachers will be part of an immersive experience designed to support their professional growth and share their practice. Over the course of the project, participants will:

  • Develop and share 4 strategies from their practice to support English Learners and/or students with disabilities

  • Have their practice professionally filmed

  • Participate in monthly PLCs with other Master Teachers

  • Contribute to the creation of a culminating project

Applications are due December 4, 2020

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Project Timeline


October-December 2020 Recruitment, application review, and Master Teacher selection 

January 2021 Project Kick-Off 

January - February 2021 Lesson, Strategy, Artifact & Video Collection

March - April 2021 Classroom Video, Project Curation & Publishing

May 2021 Culminating Project 

June 2021 Promotion/distribution

Applications are due December 4, 2020

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Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for educators who have developed best practices in supporting students with disabilities and English Learners so that all students can grow and thrive in their learning environments. The teachers we recruit will represent a variety of grade levels, subjects taught, school types, and student demographics. We will recruit from Johnson County (KS), Wyandotte County (KS), Jackson County (MO), Cass County (MO), Clay County (MO), Platte County (MO), and Douglas County (KS).

We are looking for teachers who can share their best practices about how to create learning environments in which all students are:

  • engaging in learning that is appropriately challenging and motivating for them

  • acquiring information in multiple and flexible ways, assisted by their teacher

  • demonstrating their comprehension in multiple, flexible ways

  • demonstrating their development of language and discipline-specific conceptual understanding at the same time

  • aware of their learning accommodations and employing them to access and engage with curricular content

  • engaged in a classroom environment in which they can access tasks and content that are appropriate for them

Applications are due December 4, 2020

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Join the Master Teacher Family

BetterLesson has previously led several successful Master Teacher Projects with over 200 participants from 35 states. Many have gone on to become state Teachers of the Year, Math and Science Award Winners, and thought leaders in education. As part of the MNAL MTP, you will become part of a movement and reach over 1 million educators who visit our site each year.

Get to know them and the impact of their work.

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Don't miss this opportunity to share your practice with educators from around the world.

Applications close December 4.


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