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RALEIGH, N.C., (May 9, 2017) – The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce it has received a $100,000 charitable grant from GSK to support four 2017–18 Kenan Fellows from elementary schools in Orange County Schools and … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C. – On National Teacher Day, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce its 2017–18 fellowship awards for K–12 educators. Twenty-eight teachers from across North Carolina have been selected from a pool of more than … Continue reading

Four Kenan Fellows were honored Saturday, April 30 at the 2017 NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center awards in Raleigh. Three Fellows are recipients of the 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers. The award provides … Continue reading

ANSONVILLE – At some point as a student, we all have asked, “How will I use this?” As an elementary school science teacher, I am always searching for ways to make scientific concepts relevant and exciting. I believe dynamic demonstrations, … Continue reading

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK ‒ GSK Kenan STEM Fellow Thom Tomlinson, Jr. stood before a group of GSK’s employees Thursday, March 23, 2017 and thanked them for providing him with the opportunity to grow as an educator. GSK, a global leader … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University is partnering with the USDA, N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Bayer’s crop science division; and the Carteret, Alamance and Surry County Farm Bureaus … Continue reading

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership has plans to announce its 2017-18 cohort on National Teacher Day, May 9, 2017. While the general application period has ended, we are awaiting notification of funding for specific projects, and recruiting will … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C., (Oct. 10, 2016) – The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce it has received a $108,000 charitable grant from GSK to support six 2016–17 Kenan Fellows from the Wake County Public School System who … Continue reading

Before becoming a Kenan Fellow, I knew very little about the Hyster-Yale Group. I had driven past the facility on numerous occasions but I didn’t know what the plant was for. After spending three weeks this summer at the facility in … Continue reading

By Maria Salciccioli and Jessica Mislevy, SRI Education Recently, expert practitioners in the field of STEM education — including Dr. Elaine Franklin, director, of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership — collaborated with researchers from SRI Education and Policy Studies Associates … Continue reading

Kenan Fellow Justin Osterstrom has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Osterstrom’s 2011 Kenan fellowship was sponsored by GSK.  He is the third Kenan Fellow to have received this honor. Osterstrom, who teaches sixth-grade science … Continue reading

A few weeks ago, during my second period planning block, I encountered three high school students who were taking an online calculus class in the library which doubles as a copy room (our small campus means almost all rooms do … Continue reading

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is excited to announce the release of the second edition of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (JoITL) on Jan. 31, 2017. Submissions to January issue are currently being peer-reviewed by the Editorial Board which is made … Continue reading

As an English teacher, my goals include teaching students techniques for reading comprehension, tools for engaging in deep discussion, and methods of clear writing. In our ninth grade curriculum, we also work with students on the college and career aspects. … Continue reading

RALEIGH –The 2015-16 cohort of Students Discover Kenan Fellows led a professional development institute on citizen science for middle school teachers on June 23-24, 2016. Forty educators attended the “Students Discover: Citizen Science Summer Teacher Institute” conducted over two days at the … Continue reading