Opportunity for Oakland Teachers

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September 16, 2011 Fund for Teachers awards fellowships for summer learning experiences to preK-12 teachers, empowering them to pursue their passions and pique student engagement. Each fellowship is as unique as the teacher who designed it; and regardless of the destination or discipline, FFT Fellows return to classrooms inspired by their pursuit of ideas, terrains, and cultures and further equipped to transform student learning.

Interested teachers may apply for individual grants up to $5,000 and team grants up to $10,000. The application for 2012 summer Fellowships will go online October 1st, 2011 and will be available through the end of January. For more information on Fund For Teachers Grants please visit www.fundforteachers.org or contact the Marcus Foster Education Fund at 510-777-1600 or email LLamanna@marcusfoster.org.

Examples of past Oakland Fellow trips:

  • A teacher from North Oakland Community Charter School traveled to Costa Rica to attend the World Congress on Reading and study the nation's rainforests
  • A teacher from Lakeview Elementary joined World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms in Costa Rica to learn how to plant gardens in raised beds for a project at her school
  • A teacher from Cleveland Elementary traveled to Ghana to volunteer and collect stories to revive African storytelling traditions within the school community
  • A teacher from Oakland International High School traveled to Mexico to learn Spanish by immersion and attend the International Conference for Mathematics Educators

For information on FFT programs outside of Oakland, please contact Perrin Worrell at perrin.worrell@fundforteachers.org, or call 800-681-2667.