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

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