All districts — Leading Educators, a national professional learning provider, is offering educators the opportunity to participate in a one-year Equity in Literacy Fellowship, designed to help them close the opportunity gap for all students. Fellowships are available to grades 3-12 English language arts, science and social studies teachers; instructional coaches and interventionists; content specialists; and school and district leaders.
Fellows will learn to create more inclusive classrooms and schools through disciplinary literacy that is joyful, culturally-responsive and research-driven. Educators are encouraged to apply as a team within a school. Cost is $500 per person.
The fellowship includes the opportunity to experience an in-person workshop in Grand Rapids in August, coaching during the 2023-2024 school year and a county-wide professional learning community (PLC). The fellowship also provides support for administrators to align systems for equity within the school.
According to a statement from Leading Educators, “Our students in West Michigan — diverse in background, language, and identity — reflect our future. For them and our community to thrive, our schools must offer daily experiences that build on their strengths and challenge them to grow into their fullest selves. True change doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen alone.” The deadline to apply is July 15; interested educators are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to secure a place in the fellowship. Additional information and a fellowship application can be found here.