Since 2004 Expeditionary Learning has partnered with Fund for Teachers (FFT), a non-profit organization that supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique summer professional learning experiences (fellowships), FFT grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership. Since 2001, FFT has invested $20 million in more than 5,500 teachers, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students, 428 of those have been to EL teachers. Applicants may receive up to $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for team fellowships.
The application process is now open. The deadline is January 30, 2014.
Featured FFT 2013 Fellows:
Ellen Fracassini, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, New York, NY
Warsaw Middle School Teachers, Pittsfield, ME
Jennifer Sunderland, Polaris Expeditionary Learning School, Fort Collins, CO
Jeffrey Dyer, Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, Prescott, AZ
Check out these 2013 EL FFT Fellow blogs: