On its blog, the four-year-old organization said it will use the funds to "create a living, breathing body of knowledge that is rooted in the common core and centers around incredible teachers." To that end, the grant will be used to expand BetterLesson's network of "Master Teachers" and to recruit new staff at the company, Mass High Tech reports.
The organization plans to expand its capacity to help educators create, organize, and share their curricula by "sourcing and recruiting the best teachers from around the country; by giving them access to the most capable common core-knowledgeable coaches in the country; by supporting their development of full courses built from the common core up; by capturing their approaches to planning, instruction, and classroom management in the context of these courses; by sharing this with every teacher via the BL site; and by providing the community the tools to discuss, remix, and adapt these resources to meet the needs of their students."
"We know it's ambitious, but it's powerful, necessary work," the organization said on its Web site. "And we're also pretty sure it's going to be fun."