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The Teaching Policy Fellowship
The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers (in years 3-11 of teaching) interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession. During a cohort experience, Fellows meet in monthly sessions that offer:
- Personal interaction with education policy leaders and research experts
- A challenging course of study in education policy, research, and best practices from across the nation
- The opportunity to develop and advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers
- A stipend for the commitment.
Read more about the Fellowship on our Programs page.
Who We Look For
We seek current classroom teachers (of all subjects, including but not limited to core content areas, foreign languages, fine arts, P.E., and special education) who meet the following criteria:
- Have 2 to 10 years of teaching experience by August 2014
- Teach at a district or charter school in which 50% or more of students qualify for free or reduced priced lunch
- Commitment to working with urban students and schools
- Awareness of and/or desire to learn and impact education policy issues related to the teaching profession
- Strong critical thinking skills, communication skills, and leadership potential
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* The 2014-15 Greater DC Teaching Policy Fellows will focus on federal education policy issues. The Fellows will take a deep look at how federal policy can improve high-need students’ access to effective, experienced teachers and how teacher preparation can be improved to ensure that teachers are better equipped for success from their first day in the classroom. The Fellows will engage in a challenging course of study in education policy, research, advocacy and best practices from across the nation. They will have the opportunity to meet with prominent federal policymakers and national thought leaders on these and other topics - and will use what they have learned to work collaboratively to shape federal policy in these areas. The 2014-15 cohort is open to teachers from eligible schools in Alexandria Public Schools, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Arlington Public Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, D.C. Public Charter Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Prince George's County Public Schools.
To find out more about the Fellowship:
Part 1 – Written Application
The written application asks for some general demographic information, teaching information, 5 short responses, 2 professional references (letters of reference are not required), and an updated resume.
Part 2 – Interview Day
Applicants will be notified if they have been invited to participate in the interview day. The interview day has 3 scored parts: an individual interview, a group activity, and a written activity. Applicants will be asked to indicate their preferences for the scheduled interview days. Applicants complete a set of pre-readings to prepare for the interview. Finaly, applicants are asked to bring materials to the interview that will enable them to discuss student growth over a period of time in their classroom.