Implementing the Science of Reading Educator Fellowship
We’re excited to announce the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s Implementing the Science of Reading Educator Fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year.
This Fellowship is an opportunity to join a small cadre of eight highly experienced early elementary school teachers who love teaching reading and care deeply about the future of literacy instruction.
Gain and share knowledge for putting the Science of Reading into practice
Learn from literacy experts and engage in collective professional development
Extend your professional teaching network
Infuse the “voice of the teacher“ into policy discussions regarding implementing the Science of Reading by contributing to blogs and podcasts
Receive a small stipend of $2,000, upon completion of fellowship commitments
The fellowship will begin with a kickoff meeting on August 15th, 2023.
An educator in a North Carolina school
Have at least five years of teaching experiences
Have a strong knowledge of research-based literacy instruction and knowledge of or deep interest in teaching based on the principles of the Science of Reading
Be willing to share teaching expertise and insights to positively engage with peers
Available to join the August 15th kickoff meeting, to be held on Zoom
Join a bi-weekly Zoom meeting. The meeting time will be set based on participants’ availability
Contribute to the collective implementing the Science of Reading blog that will be shared with educators across the state
Participate in a May 2024 showcase to share learnings
Brief Fellowship Application:
Statement of how this fellowship connects with your career development and the needs of the students you serve
Response to the following prompt: What challenges have you experienced and what do you need to learn about implementing literacy instruction based on the Science of Reading?
Copy of your resume
Brief letter of support from your principal or district supervisor
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