Teaching Fellows

The purpose of Teaching Fellows is to provide an ongoing PD opportunity that is rooted in practice, promotes a culture of inquiry, and develops one's professional learning network within and beyond the walls of SI. The idea behind Teaching Fellow is very simple: for the time and cost of attending a national conference, you can engage in a self-directed project of your choosing, either over the course of a semester or an entire school year, and then share what you learn with the rest of us! 

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APPLICATION CRITERIA

Recognizing that new ideas and innovations often arrive “unscheduled," applications may be submitted at any time. All members of the SI community may apply to be a Teaching Fellow. Applications will be evaluated according to one or more of the following criteria:

  • reflects originality, intellectual risk-taking, and a desire to innovate
  • promotes collaboration and development of one's professional learning network
  • shows promise for enhancing student learning
  • addresses key elements of the school's accreditation action plan

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Teaching Fellows will receive a $1,250 stipend after results of their investigation are shared.

SAMPLE TOPICS

Teaching Fellow topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Equity & inclusion programs 
  • Addressing student engagement & technology
  • Mindfulness
  • Classroom of the future 
  • Standards-based grading
  • Assessment
  • Project-based learning 
  • Brain-friendly teaching strategies 
  • Sustainability 
  • Interdisciplinary projects 
  • Design thinking 
  • Online, blended or flipped teaching

Click here to complete an applicationand please let Paul Molinelli know if you have any questions!