April 5, 2023

Applications Open for Educators’ Neighborhood 2023-24 Cohort

The application for the 2023-24 cohort of the Fred Rogers Institute Educators’ Neighborhood is now open.

Educators’ Neighborhood is a community of educators who learn together through the life and work of Fred Rogers by studying artifacts from the Fred Rogers Archive and connecting ideas to daily practice.

All applications must be submitted by May 26 at 5 p.m.

About Educators’ Neighborhood

This year-long opportunity brings together a cohort of educators from across the world who learn together, primarily through virtual meetings, and consider how to deepen their application of Fred Rogers’ work and theory to their work with children.

The Fred Rogers Institute defines “educators” as any adult who directly serves children, youth, families, and/or other educators.

Members of the 2023-24 cohort will have opportunities to participate in community discussion, present to other educators and leaders in the community, and attend:

  • monthly whole community meetings to connect with educators across different contexts
  • monthly small group meetings with other educators from similar contexts
  • an opening and closing community convening to prepare for and reflect on learning from the year
  • a mid-year community convening featuring presentations from educators within the community

Application Process

Before completing the application, applicants may want to consider and prepare responses to the open-response questions. Those questions include:

  • Why do you want to be part of the Educators’ Neighborhood community? (50-100 words)
  • What questions and topics would you like to explore with others in the community? (25-50 words)
  • “There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone’s doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it.” What comes to mind as you reflect on this quote in the context of your work? (50-100 words)

To apply, visit the Fred Rogers Institute website and complete the online application.

Learn More

To learn more, visit the Fred Rodgers Institute website or sign up for the Educators’ Neighborhood newsletter.

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