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As teachers, we prepare our students for the world beyond the classroom, and we hope we are providing them with ample opportunities to interact with authentic and relevant situations; but rarely do we get the chance to experience workplaces outside … Continue reading

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership plans to announce its 2019-20 cohort on National Teacher Day, May 7, 2019. We plan to add about 26 new teacher leaders to our network of more than 450 educators, and are grateful for the … Continue reading

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is proud to announce it has published the fourth issue of its Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (JoITL) on a new platform. The issue features articles on a variety of topics including the use of immersive … Continue reading

As a 2015-16 Kenan Fellow, I learned the importance of incorporating outside experiences in my classroom to show students why the content I teach is important and relevant to their lives. After completing my Kenan Fellowship, I have worked hard … Continue reading

WILSON — Inspired by Vollis Simpson’s dazzling wind-powered sculptures, the Kinetic Connections Summer Institute teaches elementary school educators how best to integrate the arts with engineering, science, math, and design thinking to develop project-based lessons that are steeped in North Carolina … Continue reading

CHAPEL HILL ‒ As a biomedical science teacher, I facilitate experiential learning for a group of creative, curious students at Chapel Hill High School. I am always looking for ways to grow my content knowledge and expand my educator toolbox, … Continue reading

RALEIGH — The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership along with the Public School Forum Beginning Teacher Leadership Network (BTLN) and the Lee County Schools Beginning Teachers partnered to organize and deliver a joint 2018 Education Policy Summit on June 12-13. … Continue reading

Laura “Juliana” Thomas, a 2014-15 Kenan Fellow, has been awarded the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She is only one of two educators in North Carolina to receive this year’s award, and she is the fourth … Continue reading

CULLOWHEE – From learning Cherokee history to studying macroinvertebrates in riverbeds, the 2018-19 Kenan Fellows participated in a cross-curricular scavenger hunt as part of the 2018 Summer Professional Learning Institute at the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The … Continue reading

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018 RALEIGH — North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented a check for $10,000 to leaders of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership on May 25 at Farm Bureau headquarters in Raleigh. The award was … Continue reading

Sanford, N.C. (May 17, 2018) – Daria Fedrick, a career technology teacher at Bragg Street Academy, has been named a 2018-19 Kenan Fellow. Her fellowship was made possible through a partnership between Central Electric Membership Corporation, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C., (May 10, 2018) – Thanks to a six-figure charitable grant from GSK, five Triangle area educators will receive specialized teacher leadership training to drive innovations in STEM education and help students embrace work-based applications in math and science. … Continue reading

RELEASE DATE:  May 10, 2018 JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – Kari Cobb, a career technology and STEM teacher at Northside High School, has been named a 2018-19 Kenan Fellow. Her fellowship was made possible through a partnership between Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation, … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C. – On National Teacher Day, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to reveal the 25 North Carolina public school educators who have been awarded 2018–19 fellowships. This cohort of K‒12 teachers from across the state … Continue reading

WAKE FOREST, N.C. ― Inspired by their Students Discover: eMammal project, Kenan Fellows Program alumni Rachael Polmanteer and Lena Deskins built on their citizen science experience by organizing a statewide schoolyard NC BioBlitz on Friday, April 20, 2018. The event, … Continue reading