Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellowship
Teach Plus recruits and selects Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellows from across the state to participate in a year-long cohort experience. You will become part of a larger movement of teacher leadership focused on creating excellent and equitable education experiences for all students. This year we are seeking educators and Teach Plus alumni who are interested in engaging the education community and public around topics such as promoting diversity in the teacher workforce; identifying and implementing high quality, culturally competent curriculum; advocating in the early education space; and developing best practices in implementing SEL in our schools. In addition, we will learn and apply design-thinking concepts in addressing a school or district-based challenge that fellows would like to solve.
What is the Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellowship?
- A highly selective teacher leadership opportunity for outstanding teachers in Massachusetts looking to share and deepen their knowledge around education policy and promote teacher voice and advocacy in policy discussions that affect students and the teaching profession.
- Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom, starting in September 2019 and concluding in June 2020.
- We work to allow teachers to stay focused on their classroom and minimize disruptions to their instruction by having a 2-day kick-off in September, followed by monthly sessions held in the evenings from 5:00 to 8:30 in-person or virtually.
- Fellows receive training through expert-led modules and direct engagement with key stakeholders. No prior policy experience required.
- Fellows receive a $1,500 stipend for their commitment.
What does Teach Plus do?
Teach Plus trains teachers in understanding education policy as a lever for student success, community organizing and outreach, promoting teacher voice through writing op-eds and speaking to the media, providing public testimony, and more. We work to create and connect teachers to opportunities to lead in real ways at the policy level.