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2021-22 Kenan Fellows begin year at NCCAT in Cullowhee

This summer, the 2021–22 Kenan Fellows will spend three weeks interning with local experts in agriculture, scientific research, high-tech manufacturing and other STEM fields.

NCCAT was honored to host the 2021-22 Kenan Fellows at our Cullowhee Campus as they came together for the first time June 21-26. The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership offers a wide variety of immersive summer work experiences for K-12 public and charter school teachers in North Carolina. The summer internship is the centerpiece of the program and is supported by a series of professional learning institutes designed and facilitated by a faculty of Kenan Fellows alumni. The Program is made possible by the generous support of its corporate, education, and foundation partners, and each fellowship is dependent on funding.

On National Teacher Day (May 4, 2021), the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University is pleased to announce the 26 North Carolina public school educators who have been awarded 2021–22 fellowships. This cohort of K‒12 teachers from across the state were selected from a highly qualified applicant pool of more than 60 educators following a competitive application process.

The educators represent 11 counties across the state from Western to Eastern North Carolina and teach a wide range of grade levels from elementary to high school. The teachers are subject matter experts in a variety of disciplines including science and Career Technical Education (CTE).

“We are excited to once again announce our newest cohort of teachers leaders, and are grateful to the many partners and supporters who make our program possible, particularly after the challenges posed by the pandemic,” said Dr. Elaine Franklin, director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership. “We look forward to seeing how this outstanding group of educators will leverage their fellowships to benefit their students, schools and community.”

This summer, the 2021–22 Kenan Fellows will spend three weeks interning with local experts in agriculture, scientific research, high-tech manufacturing and other STEM fields. As part of the award, Kenan Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend and participate in 80 hours of professional development that focuses on project-based instruction, digital learning, elevating teacher voice and the teaching profession, strengthening ties between the school and the local community, peer coaching and mentoring, and growing professional learning networks that extend beyond the school and local district.

 
Note: Information for Kenan Fellows Program from https://kenanfellows.org/

     

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