Opportunities and Trainings
Setting Up Success: Instructional Planning and Classroom Environments that Support CCSSM
Monday, September 17, 2012
Washington Teachers' Union
Lower Level Conference Room
1825 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Contact: Sharon Yohannes-Bocar,
Flamboyan Foundation Family Engagement Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program
Flamboyan Foundation is pleased to announce a Family Engagement Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship program for teachers who demonstrate a commitment to and strength in family engagement. Flamboyan Foundation invites middle and high school teachers from DCPS and D.C. public charter schools to submit applications to become Family Engagement Middle and High School Teacher Fellows and receive a $2,000 stipend.
GLSEN Safe School Initiative District Team Member
Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
Over five years, GLSEN will work with work with multiple school districts and teachers to provide in-service training, materials and technical assistance.
Those interested in joining a District level work team that would:
• Be a 9-person team composed of representatives from local community based organizations, school district leadership, labor, educators, parents and GLSEN staff
• Meet as a group two times over the next four months, with additional conference calls as needed. (The schedule beyond four months to be determined jointly)
This team would contribute to:
• The design of the professional development content to meet the needs of LGBT youth, particularly LGBT youth of color
• The creation of a local implementation plan
• The cultivation of local support
• Project sustainability beyond the 5-year grant
Ultimately, this work is guided by a desire to positively impact the lives of youth in the community via safe and respectful learning environments. At the same time, GLSEN values the insight of your members and is eager to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship. In addition to contributing to the direction of the project, GLSEN would ensure that:
• Your local is formally recognized as a partner in the LGBT Safe Schools Initiative for your city
• You are kept abreast of the project’s impact and evaluation results
• You have access to best practices stemming from the project implementation, including those from other cities involved in the initiative
• You have access to the resources developed via the initiative
National History Teacher of the Year Nominations
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is currently accepting nominations for its National History Teacher of the Year Award. This year, The Gilder Lehrman Institute will select 53 winners. One winner will be selected from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and US Territories.
Each winner will receive: $1000 award, an archive of books and historical resources for their school libraries. Out of the 53 winners, one will be recognized as the National History Teacher of the Year and will receive a grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to the national award ceremony along with two of their students. We encourage all teachers to nominate their esteemed colleagues for this prestigious award.
U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellowship
The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship supports the Department’s mission by employing a cadre of outstanding teachers to contribute their classroom expertise to the national dialogue and in turn facilitate discussions with educators across the country. For the Fellows, the program adds greater knowledge of educational policy and leadership to their toolkits to contribute to solutions at all levels for long intractable challenges in education.
Fellows spend a year gaining greater knowledge of the content of key federal programs and policies, in addition to the context and process by which they are designed and implemented. Fellows share their expertise with federal staff members; provide outreach and communication about federal initiatives to other educators on behalf of the Department; and facilitate the involvement and understanding of teachers in developing and implementing these efforts at the federal, state and local levels, to improve the likelihood of their success.