Oakland Kids First (OKF) is excited to announce a fellowship for progressive classroom teachers that supports and builds capacity of teachers to engage in a series of innovative student-centered projects toward building greater equity in their schools. As a pilot, this fellowship runs in the spring semester of the 2018-2019 school year, starting in January and ending in June. Engaging with principles of design thinking, we will be testing the prototype of the fellowship as we participate.
Who is this for?
This fellowship is open to high school classroom teachers working at in-district OUSD schools who have a strong belief in the need to engage their students – and the broader school community – in efforts toward achieving greater equity for students in OUSD. In this fellowship, teachers will have an opportunity to innovate and collaborate with OKF student organizers who are active leaders in their school communities.
Priority will be given to teachers:
What are the fellowship goals?
The fellowship prototype is designed to:
We will do this by:
Who is OKF?
Oakland Kids First is a non-profit founded in 1996 by a multi-racial coalition of youth serving agencies. Our mission is to increase youth voice, leadership, and power and create equitable public schools where all students learn and achieve. Our Meaningful Student & Family Engagement initiative was launched three years ago to increase the capacity of students and parents to advocate for equity through school site planning, shared decision-making and organizing. The fellowship will add a teacher component to this work.
What’s the schedule?
Participants need to be available the following Saturdays in 2019:
1/26, 2/23, 3/16, 4/27, and 5/18 (final showcase).
We will meet from 9am-3pm at Youth Uprising in East Oakland
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided as well as all materials.
5/18 Final showcase of learning
The fellowship will end with day long retreat to reflect on learnings, celebrate our experience, and propose changes that will inform a year-long fellowship.
Is there coaching?
YES! Teachers will have the option to sign up for individual coaching sessions during the time between sessions. Coaching sessions will be designed to suit each teacher’s individual needs.
How much is the stipend?
Teachers will receive $750 for their full participation over 6 months of engagement.
Is translation offered?
Please let us know your translation needs and we will do our best to meet your needs.
Ok, I’m ready! How can I apply?
Complete the google form by December 31, 2018 at tinyurl.com/teacherfellowship2
Teacher fellows will be contacted by January 10, 2019.
Additional questions can be sent to: email@example.com