March 16, 2022 2022 Teaching Policy Fellowship Opportunity In summer 2022, Teach Plus will launch its second full cohort of Teaching Policy Fellows in Pennsylvania. This highly selective leadership opportunity is for 30 outstanding teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and amplify the voices of teacher leaders in Pennsylvania. About the Teaching Policy Fellowship Policy fellows, who will receive a $1,500 stipend for their commitment, will expand their influence without leaving the classroom and elevate teacher voice through guided work, including: Two in-person training sessions (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions), monthly virtual meetings, and smaller, issues-focused working groups. Training through expert-led modules on topics such as Storytelling for Impact, Policy 101, Advocacy & Organizing, Evidence-Based Policymaking, Testifying and Meeting with Decision Makers, Op-Ed Writing, & Media Relations Direct engagement with key stakeholders and policymakers Pursuit of a policy research or advocacy project that addresses a pressing state-level policy issue Tentative policy focus areas for the upcoming fellowship include early childhood education; equitable funding; reimagining teacher preparation; expanding and diversifying the teacher pipeline; and rigorous, culturally responsive instruction and curricula. Qualifications Teach Plus seeks a cohort of teachers who reflect the cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity of our state. Applicants must: Be a current teacher of record (early childhood – grade 12) in a PA public or charter school or early childhood education setting with at least two full years of teaching experience by June 2022. Have a track record of success teaching students in Pennsylvania. Be ready to dedicate time and energy to learning about policy and advocating on behalf of changes that impact students. Information Sessions Teach Plus Pennsylvania will host virtual information sessions on the following days and times: Tuesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. | Register Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. | Register Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. | Register Monday, April 25 at 4 p.m. | Register Apply To learn more about the fellowship or to apply, visit the Teach Plus website. Educators can also be nominated for the opportunity. Fellowship applications are due May 2, 2022. Interested? Email Laura Boyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.