December 21, 2012 | Sign up to receive Teaching Matters
Before their Fellowship comes to an end, the 2011-2012 Washington Fellows give Secretary Arne Duncan one final briefing.
Teacher Leaders Needed: Teaching Ambassador Fellowship Application Released!
The application for the 2013-2014 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship has been released. We invite teachers to apply for either or both the Washington Fellowship and Classroom Fellowship programs by January 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Since 2008, the Department has employed eighty outstanding teachers on a full or part time basis through the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program. This highly selective program was created because we believe that teachers should have meaningful opportunities to both contribute to, and understand, the policies that impact their students and school communities.
The Washington Fellowship is a full-time appointment based at the Department’s Headquarters in Washington DC. The Classroom Fellowship enables teachers to participate on a part-time basis for the Department, in addition to their regular school responsibilities, working in collaboration with the Department’s Regional Offices.
All Teaching Ambassador Fellows spend one year learning about key federal programs and policies; sharing their expertise with federal staff members; and providing outreach and communication about federal initiatives to other educators on behalf of the Department in order to help teachers understand and implement these efforts at the federal, state and local levels, to improve the likelihood of their success. For the Fellows, the program adds greater knowledge of educational policy and leadership to their toolkits to contribute to solutions at all levels for long intractable challenges in education.
To access the applications, please visit our Applicant Information page or go directly to www.usajobs.gov to apply for the Washington Fellowship and/or the Classroom Fellowship.
Teacher leaders — please consider applying and share this information with your colleagues! Read the related ED blog. Sign up for updates on the application process. Call 1-800-USA-Learn or email us at TeacherFellowship@ed.gov with questions.