2019-20 Fellowships

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership offers a wide variety of immersive summer work experiences that are supported by 80 hours of professional development. The Program is funded by the generous support of its many corporate education and foundation partners.

Public and charter school K-12 teachers are eligible to apply. The Fellowship projects are restricted to the school districts or the counties in which they are initially offered. The Fellowship requires a year commitment. In some instances, Kenan Fellows will be expected to remain in the projects’ school districts during their Fellowship year. Interviews are conducted in March — if an applicant plans to switch schools in the upcoming summer (even within the same district), please inform your interview team.

Some Fellowships are only offered to educators who teach specific grade levels and content areas. Please read the project descriptions below to determine your eligibility. You must complete and submit an online application to be selected for a fellowship.

The application period begins Dec. 1, 2018.

Union Power Cooperative: EmPOWERing Partnerships

Get energized by working alongside mentors and industry experts at Union Power Cooperative.  Explore the history of the electric cooperative model and learn how Union County Electric is working toward a more comprehensive energy plan. You will have an opportunity to explore the various co-op business operations and work alongside those who build and support the infrastructure. Use your experience to create electrifying lessons that will help students not only understand where electricity comes from and how it is produced but also increase their awareness of the various career pathways in the energy field.

Districts: Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union
Grades: K-12
Content: Science, Math, STEM, CTE

The Magnificent Cell – Star of the Show

Join Dr. Paul Maddox and his team as they study cell division by making movies of the process and then measuring the size, speed, packing and shape of cellular features. Learn high-resolution microscopy and quantitative image analysis while expanding your understanding of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and developmental biology. Integrate your experiences into your instruction to help your students untangle the mysteries of cell division.

Districts: Alamance, Chapel-Hill/Carrboro, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, Wake
Grades: K-12
Content: Math, Science, Statistics, Computer Technology, STEM

Cells and More Cells

Partner with Dr. Amy Maddox and her team of scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill to understand how cells undergo the step-by-step process of division. You will be introduced to high-resolution microscopy and various analysis techniques as you observe cell division in a laboratory model animal (the tiny nematode C. elegans) and measure aspects of the process including size, speed, packing and the shape and texture of cellular features. Use this experience to inform your instruction as you make the everyday, critical and rarely thought about process of cell division relevant, understandable and accessible for students.

Districts: Alamance, Chapel-Hill/Carrboro, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, Wake
Grades: K-12
Content: Math, Science, Statistics, Computer Technology, STEM