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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

GREENSBORO ─ A group of sixth-grade students from Exploris Middle School became the instructors during a session at the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference in October. The five students led the 90-minute professional development workshop along with … Continue reading

The theme for my classroom this school year is Underwood Laboratories (UL). It is always important for me to make the room look exciting, bright, cheerful and safe. As the students entered the classroom on the first day of school, … Continue reading

SNOW HILL, N.C. ─ Students in Jennifer Walmsley’s STEM lab at Greene County Middle School learn by doing. They use computer programs to create drawings etched by a Z-Mill. They rely on reasoning skills to maneuver a robotic arm and … Continue reading

FAYETTEVILLE — The Kenan Fellows Program held its first Professional Advancement Symposium on July 30-31, 2015 at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville. The two-day event was attended by more than 75 educators from across the Sandhills and Cape Fear regions. … Continue reading

BEULAVILLE – When I learned I was going to be interning at the National Spinning Company, I thought about the ways I was going to bring what I learned back to my classroom. A few days into the internship, I … Continue reading