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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

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