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Organizations and businesses have submitted the opportunities below for State Teachers of the Year and Finalists. Please reach out to the contact listed in an opportunity if you have any questions. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about submitting an opportunity.

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Pennsylvania Policy Fellowship application is open!

February 16, 2024

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Pennsylvania Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Pennsylvania teachers and early childhood educators looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect your students and the teaching profession.

See the website for more information

Apply Now!

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024

Illinois Affinity Group Facilitators application is open!

February 16, 2024

Helping educators of Color to create safe, supportive, and transformative spaces

See our website for more information

Apply Now!

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

Teach Plus Chicago Change Agent application is open!

February 16, 2024

Is there a problem in your school that you want to take leadership on and work with your peer teachers to solve? Would you like to positively impact student learning, while receiving development as an educational leader, individual coaching support in tackling your school’s challenge, and connection to a network of other dynamic teacher leaders, all without having to leave the classroom? Through the Change Agent program, Teach Plus recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding Teacher Leaders to lead a school-based effort to address a problem of practice that affects students across their school.

See the website for more details

Apply Now!

Application Deadline: April 14, 2024

Teach Plus Illinois Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellowship application is open!

February 16, 2024

Teach Plus Illinois offers Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellowships to outstanding Early Childhood Educators in the state looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that directly affect students and the teaching profession.

See the website for more details

Apply Now!

Application Deadline: April 7, 2024

Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellowship Application is open!

February 16, 2024

A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Illinois teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession.

See our website for more information

Apply Now!

Application Deadline: April 7, 2024

Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellowship Application Open!

February 16, 2024

Teachers from across Texas:

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Texas teachers looking to deepen  their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect  their students and the teaching profession.

See the website for more information

Apply Now!

Application Deadline: March 24, 2024

Mount Holyoke’s Leading Beyond the Classroom webinar series kicking off January 30th, 2024!

January 5, 2024

NNSTOY Members,

We would love you to join us for the Leading Beyond the Classroom webinar series presented by Mount Holyoke’s Teacher Leadership Program! This series is designed for anyone who is considering a shift in their role in the coming years or is hoping to amplify their impact on the teaching profession. 

 The webinars will be held on the last Tuesday of the month beginning January 30, 2024 with Maddie Fennell, 2007 Nebraska Teacher of the Year speaking about union involvement and organizational leadership at 7:00 EST/6:00 CST. On March 26, 2024, Michael Lawrence-Riddell, Mount Holyoke alum, will speak to developing anti-racist curricula work, followed by 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year Monica Washington on May 28, 2024 speaking about advocacy. Subsequent webinars will take place in July, September, and November, with featured speakers to be announced in the coming months.

 Mount Holyoke’s Teacher Leadership Program will be offering the Leading Beyond the Classroom Institute beginning in January of 2025. This 18-month institute is a lighter version of our two-year Masters in Teacher Leadership. The Leading Beyond the Classroom webinar series will provide insight into future career trajectories the institutes can help prepare you for.

 To register, please go to this link: https://gradadmission.mtholyoke.edu/portal/teacherLeadershipWebinarSeries

We hope to see you there!

-Jemelleh Coes, 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Director of Mount Holyoke’s Teacher Leadership Programs

-Justin Minkel, 2007 Arkansas Teacher of the Year and Assistant Director of Mount Holyoke’s Teacher Leadership Programs

Holiday Gifts for teachers and those who support you!

November 30, 2023

We know you're PROUD TO TEACH, so the team at Who Taught You has created a special collection of holiday merchandise that we think you'll actually wear and use! Haven't we received our share of Starbucks gift cards, lotion, and scented candles?

You and your loved ones have until December 12 to order so your gifts will arrive in time for Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas offer of 25% off.

Profits go to funding the Who Taught You campaign.

Happy Holidays and enjoy your much deserved break!

Warmly

Sally

 

 

Teacher Workshop: Globalize Your Classroom

November 25, 2023

Connect your students to the world by joining Global Cities, Inc. for an all-new interactive teacher workshop on December 5 or 6, 2023. In Globalize Your Classroom: Planning and Teaching with the Codebook for Global Student Learning Outcomes, you will join professional colleagues from around the world to explore this comprehensive resource to identifying, nurturing, and measuring specific elements of global competency in your classroom.

Register now to advance your own lessons and instructional planning. There is no charge for participation or any of the workshop materials.Globalize Your Classroom

New Teacher Workshop Boosts Global Learning in K-12 Classes

October 11, 2023

Learn how to teach a community survey and nurture student outcomes in global competency. Gain research knowledge, tools, and global contacts. Sign up for free today!

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An Opportunity to Publish Our Voice

September 27, 2023

Interested in being a published author and help facilitate new conversations between, parents, students and school faculty? Many of the NNSTOY community have been a part of many book projects over the past two years. The 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade books are in publication. We are still looking for a few to author a chapter, foreword and/or review for the 10th, 11th and 12th grade books.  Please contact Tim Dove, 2012 OH STOY, at [email protected] with your interest or contacts of other great educators that would want more information ASAP.

Application Still Open: The We Are America Project – Support your Students in Writing and Publishing a Book Filled with Stories of Self

August 24, 2023

The We Are America Project

Are you an 8th - 12th grade English, history, civics, or humanities teacher?

Will you join us in creating a new student-led dialogue around identity?

The We Are America Project works with young people across the country to define what it means to be American — and to spark a new national conversation about American identity today led by the next generation.

The We Are America Project is led by Lowell High School teacher Jessica Lander and fourteen of her former students, who together published the books We Are America and We Are America Too in 2019. They went on to launch a national project working with teachers and students across the country. Across a school year the We Are America team works with a cohort of teachers, providing curriculum, support and monthly professional development, supporting teachers as they help their students tell their personal stories of American identity. At the end of the year students' stories are published in a book and featured on the project's website.

The We Are America Project is opening applications NOW for its 5th cohort of We Are America Teaching Fellows! (Application closes mid August).

Learn more Here! Apply Here!

Uppercase Expert Teacher Opportunity

August 8, 2023
Uppercase is focused on making our nation’s very best teachers and their knowledge easily accessible — the platform will allow expert teachers to share their resources and knowledge with early educators through content, advice and community.
Our goal is to allow teachers to find excellent teaching content from experts; community features will allow teachers to discover other teachers with the same needs and interests. We will also facilitate the ability for expert teachers to share instructional strategies and support.

Uppercase is conducting a national search for expert K-5 teachers to support early stage educators. This role will receive a stipend. Learn more here, and reach out to Beth Schmidt if interested at: [email protected]

The Advocate Educator’s Handbook – Book Review and Signed Copy Opportunity

July 26, 2023

Hello NNSTOY Members!

I am the co-author of the upcoming book, The Advocate Educator's Handbook: Creating Schools Where Transgender and Non-Binary Students Thrive, scheduled to be published globally January 16, 2024. Based on over 50 interviews, The Advocate Educator reflects the experience of educators, students, leaders, and other experts. It provides K-12 educators, school and district leaders, teacher preparation programs and other adult allies with a framework ( Educate-Affirm-Include-Disrupt) and resources to ensure they are fully equipped to serve transgender and non-binary students. This is the first book of its kind from the world’s largest education publisher– and we hope it will find its way to all the places it is needed! We are especially honored because the forward is written by the inimitable Dr. Peggy Brookins, CEO of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and former member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. 

We realize that not only would you need to vet the text (see below on how), but the authors! So... here is a little more about us!

My name is Vanessa Ford (she/her). I am an award-winning educator (PAEMST 2015) and author who happens to be the parent of a wonderful transgender child. My children’s book, Calvin, won the 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Best Children’s or Middle-Grade Book and I was a classroom teacher for 14 years in DC Public Schools and have continued to work in the field. My family’s advocacy has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Magazine and NPR. I was a founding member of The Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council and sat for 2 years on the board of the National Center for Transgender Equality. I now live with my husband and two children outside of Boston. You can learn more about me (and my family) here: www.jrandvanessaford.com .

Rebecca Kling (she/her) is my amazing co-author. Rebecca is a nationally-known transgender activist and advocate for equal rights. She is the co-owner of the social impact consulting firm Better World Collaborative and previously served as the Education Programming Director at the National Center for Transgender Equality. Rebecca is also currently on the leadership team of Camp Aranu’tiq, a camp for transgender and gender variant youth, and she taught middle and high school theater for years. Her advocacy has been featured in the Washington Post, the Guardian, and elsewhere.

We are eager to get advance copies into the hands of game-changing educators like yourselves for feedback/blurbs/reviews/thoughts! You are at the forefront of the work serving students and your endorsement (or questions) would help us make it the best possible resource! Advance copies could be emailed the week of August 7th. If you would be open to reviewing our text, please email me at [email protected] or [email protected].

Thank you so much in advance for this, and for all you do for students!

Vanessa and Rebecca

How We Teach Human Rights

June 14, 2023

Dear colleagues,

I hope this message finds you thriving this summer. I'm writing today to request your assistance in what I think is an extremely worthwhile undertaking (of course I do--I'm the one undertaking it). What I need won't take long, so please read on.

This year I'm seeking to create profiles on each and every state regarding how they approach Holocaust, genocide, and human rights education, and there are two important ways that you could assist me with that. One would be to help me collect the data for the state in which you live/teach. If that is of interest to you, please reach out to me at [email protected].

The other way that you might assist me would simply be to take the short survey linked below, and to share it as widely as possible. If everyone on this list takes the survey I'd have a robust sample to work with, and if everyone on this list sent it to their colleagues, exponentially more so.  The survey covers a lot of ground fast and can be completed in four to seven minutes. Your responses are, of course, invaluable to me.

In exchange for your time I'm more than willing to share my data, or even present it to/for you in the future. Furthermore, if you are presenting somewhere and would share the survey, that would be great. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you'd like it as a QR code or a PDF. Below is the URL.

Thank you in advance for your support of my research. I am truly grateful and hope to hear from you soon. Have a terrific summer!

Link to survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/genocideeducation

Sincerely,

Mark

Dr. Mark Gudgel

The College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska

Teach Plus Nevada Policy Fellowship Application

May 13, 2023

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Nevada Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Nevada teachers. As a policy fellow, teacher leaders deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect their students and the teaching profession, at the district, state, and national level.

Program Website

Application Link

Teach Plus – California Policy Fellowship Application

May 13, 2023
You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus California Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding California teachers looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect your students and the teaching profession.

Program Website

Application Link

Who Taught You – Celebrating You and Your Fellow Educators

April 26, 2023

Who Taught You, launched in response to the growing educator shortage and the pervasive negative narrative surrounding the education profession, will shift that narrative, and inspire action to elevate the profession that makes all others possible.

Through an impact campaign and docuseries, we will create change by retaining current educators, attracting new ones, bridging the gap in understanding between those who work in education and those who don’t, and sparking purposeful conversations that create meaningful action.

As a State Teacher of the Year or Finalist, you play a critical role in inspiring the next generation to go into the field, and in keeping those already in it, motivated and inspired.

As we build a groundswell of support for educators, you can help by sharing a story about a teacher who has positively impacted your life, honoring a favorite teacher in the Who Taught You Honor Roll, and sharing about the Who Taught You Impact Hub in your communities. We appreciate you and look forward to hearing your educator stories!

Teach Plus – Arkansas Policy Fellowship

March 27, 2023

Teach Plus Arkansas invites teachers to apply for the Arkansas Teaching Policy Fellowship. This is a highly selective paid leadership opportunity for outstanding Arkansas teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and strengthen their voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession. Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

Website

Application Link

Teach Plus – Colorado Policy Fellowship

March 27, 2023

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Colorado Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding teachers in the Centennial State looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that directly affect students and the teaching profession. Application Deadline: May 8, 2023

Website

Application Link

Teach Plus – Massachusetts Policy Fellowship

March 7, 2023

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Massachusetts Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Massachusetts teachers looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect your students and the teaching profession.

Teach Plus – Mississippi Policy Fellowship

March 7, 2023

A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Mississippi teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession.

Teach Plus – Indiana Policy Fellowship

March 7, 2023

We invite you to apply if you are a great teacher looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect Indiana’s students and the teaching profession.

Teach Plus – Pennsylvania Policy Fellowship

March 7, 2023

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Pennsylvania Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Pennsylvania teachers and early childhood educators looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect your students and the teaching profession.

Teach Plus – California Emergent Bilingual Change Agent Network

March 7, 2023

Is there a problem in your school in supporting English learners or dual language learners? Would you like to take leadership and work with your peer teachers to solve that problem? Would you like to positively impact student learning, while receiving development as an educational leader, individual coaching support in tackling your school’s challenge, and connection to a network of other dynamic teacher leaders, all without having to leave the classroom? Through the Change Agent program, Teach Plus recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding Teacher Leaders to lead a school-based effort to address a problem of practice that affects emergent bilingual students in their school.

Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellowship

February 3, 2023
Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellowship

You are invited to apply for the Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellowship, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Texas teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect their students and the teaching profession.

Michigan Teacher Leadership Collaborative – Teach Plus and The Education Trust-Midwest

February 3, 2023
Michigan Teacher Leadership Collaborative - Teach Plus and The Education Trust-Midwest
You are invited to apply for the Michigan Teacher Leadership Collaborative, a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Michigan teachers looking to share their expertise around equity-focused instructional practices, deepen their knowledge of education policy, and gain a voice in decisions that affect historically underserved students and the teaching profession.

Teach Plus Illinois Affinity Group Facilitators

February 3, 2023
Teach Plus Illinois Affinity Group Facilitators
  • Illinois Affinity Group Facilitators seek to cultivate authentic, inclusive, intersectional spaces, shaped by and for educators of Color
  • Facilitators create affirming and supportive spaces, rooted in an asset-based understanding of diversity, which support educators in navigating and improving their school environments and are connected to a larger network to build alliances and address systemic issues
  • Facilitators support their peers by forming an affinity group in their context during the 2023-2024 school year
  • Facilitators lead a local Advocacy Action Team (recruited from the affinity group members) which will identify barriers to retention of educators of Color, and propose and advocate for solutions
  • Facilitators receive training to conceptualize and design their affinity group, leadership coaching to support the implementation of their affinity group throughout the year, and are part of a professional learning community to build skills, share ideas, and work through common problems
  • Facilitators receive a $2,500 stipend for their commitment

Teach Plus Illinois – Chicago Change Agent

February 3, 2023
Teach Plus Illinois - Chicago Change Agent
Is there a problem in your school that you want to take leadership on and work with your peer teachers to solve? Would you like to positively impact student learning, while receiving development as an educational leader, individual coaching support in tackling your school’s challenge, and connection to a network of other dynamic teacher leaders, all without having to leave the classroom? Through the Change Agent program, Teach Plus recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding Teacher Leaders to lead a school-based effort to address a problem of practice that affects students across their school.

Teach Plus Illinois Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellowship

February 3, 2023
Teach Plus Illinois Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellowship
  • A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Illinois Early Childhood Educators looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the Early Childhood Education world.
  • Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom.
  • Monthly Fellows Sessions (virtual and in-person)
  • Fellows receive training through expert-led modules and direct engagement with key stakeholders. No prior policy experience required.
  • Fellows receive a stipend for their commitment.

Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellowship

February 3, 2023
Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellowship
  • A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Illinois teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession.
  • Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom, starting in June 2023 and concluding in June 2024.
  • Fellows receive training through expert-led modules and direct engagement with key stakeholders.
  • No prior policy experience required.
  • Monthly Fellows Sessions (most virtually, with two in-person weekends)
  • Fellows receive a $1,600 stipend for their commitment.

Host a free local screening of Oscar-nominated documentary, Fire of Love

January 24, 2023

Together with National Geographic Films, Picture Motion is helping educators, scientists, and more bring the Oscar-nominated documentary, Fire of Love, from director Sara Dosa, to communities around the country through free local screenings, with the goal of further inspiring students and youth to explore STEM education and careers.

Fire of Love shares the extraordinary story Katia and Maurice Krafft, who loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

As a part of our impact campaign, we will be creating a discussion guide and setting up free grassroots screenings of the film around the country, with the hopes of bringing the film to students, educators, scientists, and others who are passionate and/or curious about the STEM fields, and for those who this film will further inspire and educate.

If you are interested in hosting a free screening of Fire of Love, or would like to learn more, check out our screening toolkit here, or contact [email protected] for more information.

College Football Playoff Foundation Extra Yards for Teachers Summit – LIVE from Los Angeles Jan. 7th 2023

December 22, 2022

We wanted to share with you our 2023 Extra Yard for Teachers Summit promotional kit to share with your teacher network. This year this FREE event will take place Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2023 at the LA Convention Center from 1-5 PM (reception to follow 5-6:30). We have partnered again with Get Your Teach On and teachers will receive 4 hours of PD credit. Please find details, sign up and kit linked below. I have also attached a “Know Before You Go” one-sheeter.

Extra Yard for Teachers Summit

  • The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation hosts the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit as a way to inspire and empower teachers each year in the host city. Past speakers and presenters have included Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education, Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State; Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org; Desmond Howard, College Football ESPN Analyst, Leon Bridges and Lauren Daigle, Grammy Award winning artists, Eddie B, former teacher turned comedian, and many more. The Summit includes sessions to provide professional development, entertain, and celebrate attendees. 
  • The day offers virtual and in person high energy Professional Development presented by Get Your Teach On (Hope and Wade King Bios). The event also offers all in attendance the chance to win giveaways from partners, sponsors, and CFP champ weekend events.
  • Past Summits: 2018 Summit and 2022 Summit
  • Sign Up Linked Here (can use the code ATT25 to get FREE virtual access)
  • Digital Promotion Kit Linked Here

Thank you for helping us spread the word and we look forward to seeing you in January! Please contact Carly Campbell at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Teacher of the Year Mathematics Educators

December 22, 2022

Looking to interview Teachers of the Year (TOYs) who are mathematics teachers able to talk about the decline of the NAEP scores and what can be done to improve the quality of teaching and learning specifically for Black students. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is the network of Black newspapers.  We are currently interviewing teachers who work with predominantly Black students in minority communities. Please reach out to me at [email protected] or (202)288-1442 if interested.



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