The Foundational Teacher Fellowship

The Foundational Teacher Fellowship


Program Overview

The Foundational Teacher Fellowship is a cohort-based professional learning experience that seeks to recognize and invest in seasoned teachers who serve high-need communities across the United States. This immersive learning program is for reflective teachers who desire to deepen their practice and build their capacity to support their colleagues. Now, more than ever, the pandemic has highlighted the essential role teachers play in cultivating a healthy and vibrant society. We have a moral responsibility to recognize and foster teacher agency and voice, supporting teachers to address the many inequities they encounter.

Rather than focusing on specific teaching tools, tactics, and strategies, the Foundational Teacher Fellowship engages teachers in an exploration of fundamental questions about what it means to learn, teach, and lead. Our approach to professional learning provides educators with the time and space to collectively examine critical problems of practice through the case study method and other inductive approaches to learning.


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