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Kenan Fellows Summer Institute at NCCAT Cullowhee

NC State's Kenan Fellows Group picture 2023

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) was proud to once again host the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University Summer Institute. This year there are 38 outstanding K-12 educators from North Carolina public and charter schools who make up the 2023-24 Kenan Fellows. These educators, hailing from 25 counties across the state, represent diverse grade levels and subject areas including math, science, Career Technical Education (CTE), special education, and English Language Arts.

The Kenan Fellows Program provides teachers with invaluable experiences in industry and research settings and supports them in translating their internship experiences into a wealth of instructional resources that are shared with their schools, districts, and communities.

The Summer Institute took place at NCCAT in Cullowhee June 19 through June 23.

As part of their fellowship, the 2023-24 Kenan Fellows will spend three weeks immersed with local experts in STEM various fields like agriculture, scientific research, and clean energy. They will receive a $5,000 stipend and participate in 80 hours of professional development that focuses on project-based learning, elevating teachers’ voices, and strengthening ties between the school and the local community, as well as peer coaching and mentoring.

The fellowships are made possible through the generous support of the program’s corporate, education, government, and foundation partners: Biogen Foundation, NCBCE, N.C. State Climate Office, Dogwood Health Trust, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. Farm Bureau, Brunswick County Farm Bureau, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Meta, N.C. Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Duke Energy, SparkNC, and Whole Community Health.