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WILLIAMSTON – Sixty ninth graders from Riverside High School showcased their research skills to teachers, community members and their peers during an Energy Expo on May 10, 2016. The expo was the brainchild of 2015-16 Kenan Fellow Leigh Ann Hudson … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C., (June 3, 2016) – The Kenan Fellows Program for Leadership and Curriculum Development is pleased to announce it has received a $100,000 grant from the Biogen Foundation. With this grant, Biogen Foundation will be the Lead Champion of … Continue reading

My theme for this school year was THINK Different. I borrowed the slogan from the 1997 Apple, Inc. ad campaign, and used it to transfer my internship experience at Ply Gem to my third-grade classroom. I think differently now, because of … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C., (May 27, 2016) – Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of building products in North America, has again committed to championing Teacher Leaders in STEM education with its support of a 2016-17 Kenan Fellow. This is the … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C. ─ NC State’s Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development has been awarded a STEMmy for its efforts in making STEM education relevant and engaging for all students. The program recieved a “Golden Gear” award for Higher … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C., (May 13, 2016) – The New Hanover County Farm Bureau is helping to advance STEM education and teacher leadership in Eastern North Carolina by supporting a 2016-17 Kenan Fellow. The Farm Bureau has selected Stephanie Titzel, an eighth … Continue reading

WADESBORO, N.C., (May 6, 2016) – Pee Dee Electric has named Justin Jones, a science teacher at Ansonville Elementary School, as a 2016-17 Kenan Fellow. His fellowship is made possible through a partnership between Pee Dee Electric, North Carolina’s Electric … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C. – On National Teacher Day, the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development is pleased to announce its 2016–17 fellowship awards for K–12 educators. Forty-one teachers from across North Carolina have been selected from a pool of … Continue reading

More than 75 students from Triangle area schools competed in the 2016 One Health Challenge at N.C. State University on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Students were tasked with designing a wearable device to monitor a health condition for either humans … Continue reading

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK ─ Bayer, the No. 1 global producer of cotton and canola seeds, hosted 110 fifth graders from Person County Schools on April 8, 2016 at its Crop Science headquarters in Research Triangle Park (RTP). The students toured … Continue reading

ALBERSTON ─ Eighth grade students in Joy James’ math classroom at B.F. Grady Elementary School in Duplin County Schools are learning much more than how to chart data. The students are getting a lesson in community health thanks to curriculum … Continue reading

The Kenan Fellows Program is excited to announce the development of an online Directory for educators in our Network. As a member of the Kenan Fellows Network, Fellows from all cohorts will have the opportunity to create and maintain a … Continue reading

I have always been a reflective teacher with a focus on challenging students to think outside the box and develop critical thinking skills. The Kenan Fellows Program has brought these qualities out even more as I am finding that I … Continue reading

CHINA ─ 2015-16 Kenan Fellow Evelyn Baldwin, a science teacher at Wake STEM Early College High School, spent a week teaching at the Suzhou North America High School in Suzhou, China. Her visit is part of the two-year $1.5 million … Continue reading

I began this school year feeling more prepared and inspired than ever, a feeling which I owe to my experience as a 2015-16 Kenan Fellow. Over the course of a summer, I connected with outstanding educators across the state, learned … Continue reading