In 2017, Teach Plus established the Rhode Island Teaching Policy Fellowship, which launched with teachers from across the Ocean State. Teachers from urban and rural district and public charter schools will share and deepen knowledge around personalized learning and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession.
What is the Rhode Island Teaching Policy Fellowship?
- A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding educators in Rhode Island looking to share and deepen knowledge around personalized learning and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession.
- Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom.
- A blended learning approach includes monthly sessions held virtually, after school, or during the weekend.
- 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 Rhode Island Teaching Policy Fellows from across the state to participate in the cohort experience. The Fellows become part of a larger movement of teacher leadership and help mobilize their peers around top issues impacting the teaching profession in Rhode Island. Teach Plus works with key stakeholders and policymakers to join the conversation.