Highly successful fellowships are life-changing and have a long-lasting ripple effect on you, your students and your community. Think big!
- Reflect on your practice and define learning goals for yourself that meet the goals you have established for your students. Use these questions to guide you.
- Think “outside of the box” and plan active, rather than passive learning.
- Identify a learning experience that is creative and courageous.
- Search FFT’s Project Search and read about fellowships that may be similar to your ideas.
- Share your ideas with family, friends and colleagues to get input and leads to connections.
- Map out your fellowship plan. Be as specific as possible. Use the Fellowship Planner template as a note-catcher to organize your ideas.
- Plan collaboration with colleagues. Engage them in your new instructional plan to broaden school impact.
- Explicitly link how your learning will be used to address identified student needs. Design active student engagement.
- Plan measurable student outcomes. How will you translate your experience to improve student learning through their actions and products?
- Visualize how your experience could impact the school community, increase communications with parents and other learners outside your community, or help solve local/global problems.
What’s next: Tips for Researching your Fellowship