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Thank you so much for your interest in the 2021-2022 Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellowship!

How can engagement with underreported global news stories support existing curricula, while also preparing students to engage curiously, critically, and empathetically with the world? As part of this paid, virtual Fellowship, two cohorts of educators will explore this question over the course of the 2021-2022 school year in a community with other passionate Fellows, award-winning journalists, and the Pulitzer Center education team. One cohort will be open to educators from Chicago, IL and the other cohort will be open to educators nationwide. Both cohorts will explore the following theme: Journalism and Justice: Elevating Underreported Stories in the Classroom.

In the fall semester, Fellows will participate in eight evening workshops to explore underreported news stories and connect with Center-supported journalists. They will then develop short units (three–10 class periods) that engage their students in making local connections to global news, practicing media literacy skills, and building empathy.

In the spring semester, Fellows will implement their short units, evaluate student outcomes, and share their projects publicly through the Pulitzer Center’s online lesson library and virtual professional development programs.

Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will be provided with …

  • $1200 stipend (made in three payments of $400 disbursed 11/20, 1/21, and 4/21)
  • Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellow digital badge
  • Certificate for 35 professional learning units (PLUs)

For more details on the Fellowship program, including key dates, please review this page before applying.

Applications are due Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.

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