Wisconsin Schools of Recognition Teacher Fellowship Program

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This is a competitive fellowship grant program for teachers in 2013-14 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition (SOR). Teachers will apply by designing individual professional development experiences that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities, including the possibility of foreign or domestic travel. In the application, teachers will demonstrate individual professional development, as well as classroom and school improvement. Approximately 20 teachers will be selected as Wisconsin Schools of Recognition Fellows.

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2010 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition Fellows


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Program Elements

Individual teachers may apply for up to $5,000.
Teams of teachers may apply for up to $10,000.

Applications are available at Fund for Teachers. Applications are due January 30, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

Basic eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Teach in a 2014-15 Wisconsin School of Recognition;
  • Teach in a Pre-K through 12th grade classroom;
  • Minimum of three years classroom teaching experience;
  • A full-time teacher spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom or a classroom-like setting; and
  • Must have the intention of returning to teaching in their school/district in the following school year.

Teachers will design their own professional development, considering both their own learning as teachers and the overall improvement of the school. This grant is dedicated to fostering opportunities that bring fresh perspective, expertise, and broad world knowledge into classrooms.

Fund for Teachers has 10 years of experience awarding these fellowships. Examples of projects they have funded in the past include:

  • Exploring Hawaii’s active volcanoes;
  • Studying Islam through Morocco’s political, social, and economic development;
  • Conducting research on the chemical impact of Puerto Rico’s environment;
  • Participating in a hands-on study of Beluga whales;
  • Trekking across Laos learning about Hmong culture;
  • Sharpening Spanish skills in Guatemala; and
  • Tracing the early development of the United States in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC.

For questions about this information, contact Roxie Hentz (608) 264-9320

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