The Kenan Fellows Program is recruiting outstanding K-12 educators for its 2016-17 fellowship year. The program connects teachers with leading researchers and industry experts to promote curricular design linking classwork to “real” work. Kenan Fellows receive at least three weeks of immersive guidance with a mentor in a research or applied STEM setting, 80 hours of professional development that builds leadership capacity, and a $5,000 award.
The fellowship runs from May 2016 to April 2017. Educators remain in the classroom while completing fellowship requirements. The internship and the majority of the professional development takes place in the summer leaving teachers to resume their regular classroom duties in the fall.
Using the experience and training provided by the program, educators develop and implement one-of-a-kind educational curricula and programs which are shared with colleagues and used in classrooms, school systems and communities across North Carolina and beyond.
Online applications for 2016-17 fellowships are open until Monday, January 18, 2016 atwww.kenanfellows.org. A list of 2016-17 fellowship projects can be found here.
The 2016–17 Kenan Fellows will be named in early May 2016. So far, more than 350 teachers statewide have gone through the program which has been recognized as a national model for teacher leadership.