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Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellowship

Fellowships to USA Educators for Workshops Addressing
How to Integrate Global News Into Their Classrooms

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Pulitzer Center

Deadline Date:

09/22/21 11:59 PM ET

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Fellowships to USA and Territories educators for workshops addressing how to integrate global news into their classrooms. The program is intended to help educators learn to engage their students in making local connections to global news, practicing media literacy skills, and building empathy. There will be two tracks: one for Chicago-based educators, and one for educators throughout the nation. Participants will explore the following theme: Journalism and Justice: Elevating Underreported Stories in the Classroom.

Fellows will examine systems of (in)justice by engaging with underreported global news stories from diverse media platforms. Fellows will explore media literacy skills and connect with journalists who cover stories on a range of pressing global issues from migration to racial justice and from climate change to incarceration. Ultimately, teachers will design standards-aligned units that guide students in making local connections to global issues, highlight the relationship between journalism and justice, cultivate empathy by centering underreported stories, and empower students to share their learning and take action.

In the fall semester, Fellows will participate in eight evening workshops to explore underreported news stories and connect with Center-supported journalists. They will then develop short units (three–10 class periods) that engage their students in making local connections to global news, practicing media literacy skills, and building empathy.

In the spring semester, Fellows will implement their short units, evaluate student outcomes, and share their projects publicly through the Pulitzer Center’s online lesson library and virtual professional development programs.

The first five sessions will include seminars with award-winning journalists, and exploration and evaluation of underreported news stories on a variety of systemic issues. The remaining four sessions will focus on strategies and resources to engage students, unit brainstorming and development, and opportunities for peer feedback on unit drafts. All sessions will be held live via Zoom.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198473

Estimated Size of Grant:

Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will be provided with:
- $1,200 stipend (made in three payments of $400 disbursed 11/20, 1/21, and 4/21)
- Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellow digital badge
- Certificate for 35 professional learning units (PLUs)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This Fellowship is open to all classroom teachers (grades four–12) working in public, charter, independent, and alternative schools in the United States and U.S. territories. Educators working with adults and youth in jails, prisons, or youth detention facilities are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must be currently teaching virtually or in person, and plan to continue teaching in their current school at least through the end of the 2021–22 school year.

Because all sessions will be held virtually, applicants must have stable internet access and a computer with a webcam and microphone.

Pre-Application Information:

The Fellowship will launch on Saturday, October 23, 2021, and conclude on Saturday, May 21, 2022. While the exact amount of time spent by each Fellow will depend on their classes and projects, it is anticipated that the Fellowship time commitment will be approximately 75 hours. This includes participation in virtual workshops, project design, implementation, and evaluation.

Key Dates for National and Chicago Tracks can be found on the URL for Full Text, below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://pulitzercenter.submittable.com/submit/202454/2021-2022-teacher-fellowship

If you have additional questions, please contact staff by emailing education@pulitzercenter.org.

Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite #615
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-0982

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