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Policy Fellowship Colorado

Training teachers as advocates so teachers and students thrive in Colorado.

Teach Plus Colorado offers the Teach Plus Colorado Teaching Policy Fellowship to outstanding teachers in the Centennial State looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that directly affect students and the teaching profession. 

What is the Teach Plus Colorado Policy Fellowship?
  • A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Colorado teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession. 
  • Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom, starting in August 2019 and concluding in June 2020.  
  • Three in-person training sessions, and online monthly virtual sessions
  • 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, writing op-eds and speaking to the media, providing public testimony, and more. Teach Plus works to create and connect teachers to opportunities to lead in real ways at the policy level.
How does it work? 
Teach Plus recruits and selects Colorado Teaching Policy Fellows from across the state to participate in the cohort experience. You will become part of a larger movement of teacher leadership and help mobilize your peers around top issues impacting the teaching profession in Colorado. Teach Plus works with key stakeholders and policymakers to join the conversation.  
Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows have: 
  • Met with Governor Polis in his office. Met with Colorado legislators and State School Board members and testified at legislative hearings.
  • Helped create the Colorado Commissioner’s Teach Cabinet
  • Helped to create, testified on behalf of, and advocated for the passage of state legislation.  
  • Been published in Chalkbeat Colorado, Christian Science Monitor, and other national publications.
  • Presented at major national educational conferences