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What’s Your Game Plan for Success?

Every day, teachers in classrooms across the country face difficult challenges, and many of them rise to face those challenges and help kids succeed.

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They help their students aim high, coach them to listen and practice, and teach their students the value of testing themselves.

 

But what separates an exceptional teacher from a less than exceptional one is simple: they have a game plan for success.

 

We’re excited to continue the Game Plan for Success initiative as we look to partner with successful teachers who will amplify their voices through partnerships with athletes, and share a product that will benefit other educators and their students – all as part of the Game Plan for Success Aim High Fellowship.

The Game Plan for Success Aim High Fellowship will bring together exceptional teachers from across the country who have demonstrated success as educators through their

  • commitment to high standards,
  • commitment to high-quality aligned assessments, and
  • writing, public speaking, and advocacy skills.

 

The fellowship will empower fellows to face challenges in their own classrooms and serve as student-focused advocates in their own states.

 

Structure

 

Educators for High Standards will select public school teachers in the United States to serve a one-year term. The fellows will select an advocacy-oriented classroom challenge that impedes student success, and they will document their efforts to address that challenge over the course of a school year. Throughout the year, they’ll participate in webinars to support their efforts to help students succeed, and also to support them as they write about their experiences. They will leverage the following ideas – part of the Game Plan for Success initiative – as themes in their writing:

  • Aim high: Understand what skills will be taught throughout the year, chart progress, and support parents and students in understanding and pursuing learning goals.
  • Listen and practice: Coaching parents and students to trust teacher’s expertise and support learning at home.
  • Test skills: Use high-quality assessments to identify where students excel and where they may need additional support.

 

Fellows will be chosen from varying subjects, grade levels, and geographic regions across the country. They will be awarded a $5,000 honorarium for their successful completion of the responsibilities listed below.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Attend orientation webinar
  • Participate in ongoing videoconferences with professional athletes
  • Participate in three webinars throughout the year (tentatively in May, August, and February)
  • Document your efforts to address an advocacy-oriented challenge of your choice through written or multimedia products like short videos (drafts due approximately, July, October, and April)
  • Host Educators for High Standards for two classroom visits (one in the fall and one in the spring)
  • Participate in promotional activities in the summer of 2018.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Educators for High Standards and the Aim High Fellowship, as needed.

NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2017. 

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