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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 enhanced pedagogy. This fellowship of individuals will pursue the shared goal of advancing the teaching profession by exploring a problem of practice through a two-year action research project. Any current K-12 teacher or administrator based in the United States is eligible regardless of amount of experience or position held. Please see Heinemann's statement on inclusivity. 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. The Heinemann Fellows is guided by a dedicated group of faculty including Ellin Oliver Keene, Chairperson, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Senior Advisor, and colleagues from Heinemann's leadership team. Learn more about the current and past Heinemann Fellows and their experiences through blog posts, podcasts, and video spotlights.

Why a Heinemann Fellows Program?
Heinemann's primary purpose in establishing this group is to expand what we learn from practicing educators. We want to create space for and learn alongside teachers as they put a spotlight on their own practice and on their own classrooms. Because our ability to advance the profession is tightly coupled with our understanding of the day-to-day lives of teachers, developing working relationships with a group of current educators will influence our publishing decisions and allow us to amplify their voices to inform the teaching profession.

The common thread among members will be their interest in learning from one another, their desire to reflect on their practice, and their willingness to share what they know through blogs, podcasts, and presentations. 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 process is two-phase:

Phase 1 application deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Candidates invited to participate in Phase 2 will be notified March 6.

At the conclusion of Phase 2, formal invitations to join the Heinemann Fellows will be extended on April 15, 2020. The first In-person gathering is May 20 – 22, 2020. Accepted Fellows will serve a two-year term.

Phase 1 Application is written-only. Please submit one document that includes (documents should be PDF or MS Word, Google Docs will not be accepted):

Phase 2 includes:

Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to provide feedback on applications that are not selected.

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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