Teacher Newsletter – September 2016

September 1st, 2016

Category: Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning


Rodel Teacher Newsletter is a resource for Delaware’s teachers to learn about teacher leadership opportunities across the state, nation, and world.

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4 Teacher Fellowships to Kick-Start the School Year

Tiny Fellowship (Applications due Sept. 12)
The Tiny Fellowship supports entrepreneurs with bold ideas for schools, educational programs, and edtech tools. As a fellow, you’ll get access to coaching from experts, equity-free capital, and a community of peers, all pushing you to build your organization by running disciplined tests.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship (Applications due Nov. 27)
If you are a high school math or science teacher who is new to the profession, a KSTF Teaching Fellowship is an opportunity unlike any other. This fellowship provides the financial and professional resources you need to establish the foundation for a successful STEM teaching career.

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program (Applications due Dec. 1)
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad.

Collaborative for Student Success Teacher Fellowship (Rolling Admission)
The Collaborative for Student Success is recruiting teachers like you to join its national teacher engagement fellowship. Teacher fellows, called “Teacher Champions,” receive paid communications training, have the opportunity to expand their professional networks, and share their voices in print and media. Ideally, Teacher Champions work in teams at the state level; as such, teams of two to four educators are encouraged to apply together. For more information, contact Katrina Boone, director of teacher outreach, at kboone@forstudentsuccess.org.

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ESSA Community Conversations (Sept. 20, Sept. 24, Sept. 27, Sept. 29, Various Locations)
Governor Jack Markell recently signed Executive Order 62, which brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to provide input for the state plan required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To further support engagement of the broader education community, the Delaware Department of Education has announced a series of community conversations later this month during which teachers, administrators, and others will offer input on specific questions that the state must address in its plan.

Conscious Discipline Training (Sept. 24, New Castle)

Join your peers to learn about this evidence-based model for helping children regulate their emotions and success in your early childhood classroom. This event is co-sponosred by the Colonial Readiness Team and the MOT Little Hawks Readiness Team and is designed for professionals serving young children and their families in the Colonial and Appoquinimink feeder patterns.
Save the date and spread the word! The Colonial Tech Conference will be held at William Penn High School from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The registration fee for the conference is $20. They are currently seeking educators to kick off the day with a 5 minute ‘Ignite Style’ talk to inspire the attendees.

Vision Coalition 9th Annual Conference on Education (Nov. 14, Newark)

The Vision Coalition of Delaware will host its 9th Annual Conference on Education on November 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event attracts hundreds of policymakers, educators, and business and community leaders from throughout the state. Registration opens on September 19.
A day of networking, learning, and catalyzing STEM in the state and celebrating accomplishments of the 2016 STEM Award applicants.The Delaware STEM Educator Award recognizes a teacher or team of teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels that demonstrate STEM innovation and excellence through teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement.

Personalized Learning Tip of the Month

The Learning Accelerator recently released an interactive website, “Blended and Personalized Practices at Work,” that highlights how six different school models handle data, blending in-person learning with online learning, and mastery-based grading. Explore the different school models for real-world examples of blended and personalized learning, shareable strategies, videos, and usable artifacts.

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