Application: Part Two

Proposal

The proposal consists of seven sections and should articulate creative, thoughtful activities or projects that demonstrate potential for learning.

TEAMS:

Sections:

FELLOWSHIP RATIONALE AND PURPOSE: When thinking about your teaching practice, what would you like to learn? What are the key questions or learning goals you want to explore? What challenge or passion inspires your proposed fellowship? What grade(s) and subject area(s) do you teach?

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Describe and outline in detail your proposed fellowship. What key activities will you pursue, and why are they important? What is the time frame for achieving the goals outlined in the Rationale and Purpose?

TEACHER GROWTH AND LEARNING: How will your fellowship help you address your key questions and/or learning goals? How will this fellowship help you grow as a teacher? How will the new proposed learning inform the content you currently teach?

STUDENT GROWTH AND LEARNING: How will students benefit from your proposed fellowship? What meaningful additions or impact will this experience bring to your classroom?

BENEFITS TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY: How will your fellowship experience contribute to your school community's efforts to engage students and improve learning? How will you share your fellowship learning with colleagues?

PLAN FOR FELLOWSHIP IMPLEMENTATION OF LEARNING: Outline a plan for implementing learning from your proposed fellowship within your classroom or school. We realize that not all valuable learning and transfer can be predicted; however, planning for a fellowship contributes to a more focused and significant learning experience for teacher and student. Your implementation plan may be (1) an outline of a newly created or enhanced curricular unit/project; or (2) an action plan for new classroom or school-wide structures that you hope to create.

(1) Curricular Unit/Project Outline: Focus on goals, student skills, general content, teaching methods, student outcomes, evidence of student learning and assessment ideas.

(2) Action Plan: Focus on the goals, strategy, and evidence of student learning and outcomes for new classroom or school-wide structures.

BUDGET NARRATIVE: Provide a brief narrative showing evidence of thoughtful planning and research into your specific itinerary. The narrative should explain the rationale for the project's expenses; stipulate a time frame and approximate costs as closely as possible. Include the resources used to arrive at your final itinerary within the narrative. Costs should be realistic in relation to the proposed scope.

If including a technology expense, specify: why the item is necessary for the fellowship's success, why you have chosen the specific brand/type, and whether you have prior experience using the technology.

Food costs should reflect actual destination rates and cannot exceed $50 per day/per person.

Refer to Part Three: Itemized Budget Sheet for more detail regarding allowable expenses.

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