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.
Teacher Project Search: A great resource for teachers looking to see what other Fellows have done: http://www.fundforteachers.org/FellowSearch/index.cfm
Fund For Teachers Calendar of events: http://www.fundforteachers.org/events.cfmp=Expeditionary%20Learning
Teacher Portal: http://www.fundforteachers.org/teachers/
Check out these 2013 EL FFT Fellow blogs:
|Scott||Alverson||https://www.facebook.com/groups/102241209980292/||Team Unless - Kelly Nickell and Kayla Shea|
|Lauren||Hotz||www.laurenandcraiginlondon.blogspot.com||Team SummerwiththeBard - Craig Wisniewski|
|Graham||Johnson||http://wheelsmusicnyc.blogspot.com/||Team Clave: Gian Tornatore|
|Brett||Marcotte||https://sites.google.com/a/mcauliffe.me/start/related-arts/adventure/adventure-in-shorts||Team All Geared Up – Alex Sudan|
|Cassie||Seiter||http://clachile.tumblr.com/||Team Sal de la Tierra - Trina Ford and Megan Mahan|
|Jennifer||Sime||www.bradyandsime.blogspot.com||Team Darwin Duo: Molly Brady|
Featured FFT Fellow: Kevin Denton
In 2012, Kevin Denton wanted to learn first-hand the impact of water-well initiatives and microlending as sustainable solutions for poverty alleviation as his Fund for Teachers Fellowship.
Kevin chose to pursue this fellowship because of his deep desire to engage American
students toward a purposeful use of their math education, as well as my own passion to break the cycle of poverty. Poverty is complex and devastating, but also one where my students have demonstrated empathy in the past and have developed a real
passion to be a part of the solution. My hope was to bring back real stories and media, as well as a better understanding of how microlending works as a primary context, to better teach math as a means to global problem-solving.
Click Here To Read more on Kevins Fellowship: http://www.fundforteachers.org/tpsreports/final/Expeditionary%20Learning...
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