Equity in Literacy Fellowship
About the Fellowship
Bridging Intent and Action
how racial equity is tied to literacy instruction and learn ways to close the opportunity gaps in literacy proficiency.
racism, bias and other types of oppression embedded in traditional literacy approaches.
all K-2 students to read, inclusive of identity.
access to complex, grade-level text for all students in grade 3-12, inclusive of identity.
Hear from a Fellow
Teams of Equity Fellows take part in a range of dynamic learning structures to support ongoing learning, collaborative practice, and contextualization.
Three days of summer learning (two in June and one in August) focusing on both equity and content plus four Weekend Workshops; classroom visits, planning support, and feedback.
Opportunities to receive on-site support around the shared goals in your building.
Collaboration with educators across Kent County as well as purposeful, targeted collaboration within school teams.
Learning sessions designed to effectively bolster the knowledge and practice of teacher teams aligned to school priorities.
Take the Next Step
Who is it for?
Teams of Kent ISD educators who are ready to harness their passion for educational opportunity and grow as leaders are encouraged to apply to be Equity Fellows. There is a limited number of teams that will be selected for this program. Selection will be determined through the application and interview process.
When does the program take place?
The program will run throughout the 2022-23 school year, from June 2022 – May 2023, and will provide teachers with a minimum of 40 SCECH-qualified hours. The learning takes place outside of the school day to ensure access to all educators. Access the calendar.
Is there a cost?
The Fellowship fee is $500 per person. Participants serving in historically underserved communities or in schools that are majority students of color are eligible for a discounted rate.
How do I apply?
Applications are now open through May 13. For more guidance about the application process, please review this handout.
- Team interviews will be conducted via Zoom Meeting from May 13 to May 19.
- All letters of acceptance will be delivered by May 22.
need more information?
Read through the materials from our recent open house below. For additional questions, please email Mary Kay Murphy at [email protected]Apply Now
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