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Heinemann Fellows Application Process

The Heinemann Fellows Program
Heinemann Publishing is seeking applicants to become part of our newest class of Heinemann Fellows, a small group of educators who exhibit exceptional promise for concentrated, enhanced pedagogy. This talented fellowship of individuals will pursue the shared goal of advancing the teaching profession. Any K-12 teacher or administrator is eligible regardless of amount of experience or position held. Membership in this group is not a reward for past accomplishments but rather an investment in an educator's originality, insight, and potential impact on the teaching profession. Ellin Oliver Keene will serve as the Chair of this group. Ellin is the author of numerous professional books on the teaching of reading. She facilitates in depth professional residencies in schools across the US and has written a book on student engagement that will be published in spring 2018. Learn more about the current Heinemann Fellows and their experiences including blog posts and video spotlights by current Heinemann Fellows.

Why a Heinemann Fellows Program?
Heinemann's primary purpose in establishing this group is to expand what we learn from practicing educators. Since our ability to advance the profession is tightly coupled with our understanding of the day-to-day lives of teachers, conducting a series of regular, intimate gatherings with a group of talented and reflective educators will influence our publishing decisions and ensure that we keep a finger on the pulse of varied classrooms and educator experiences. To learn more, read reflections from the first class of Heinemann Fellows.

The common thread among members will be their interest in learning from one another and their desire to share what they know. Fellows will be ambassadors for their schools and districts, as well as for Heinemann.

Benefits of Becoming a Heinemann Fellow

Expectations and Responsibilities of Fellows

Apply online. Application deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, February 19, 2018 (President's Day). Announcements will be made April 20, 2018. Accepted Fellows will serve a two year term.

Your application must include (documents should be PDF or Word, Google Docs will not be accepted):

  1. Completed online application form
  2. Updated resume
  3. Three letters of recommendation from colleagues, students, and/or parents of students
  4. Writing sample(s) (previously written pieces are acceptable)
  5. Answers to three short essay questions
  6. Recent photo of yourself (casual snapshot is acceptable)

Some applicants may also be interviewed by telephone. We regret that we can only accept applicants residing and teaching in the United States. Please see Heinemann's statement on inclusivity.

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