The Haiti Teacher Fellows Program is a funded, year-long fellowship for high school and community college teachers during the 2020-2021 school year. This program aims to enhance teacher expertise in the history and understanding of Haiti, as well as to provide opportunities for teachers to collaborate on developing curriculum and materials about the Caribbean country. Topics covered will include the Haitian revolution, Haitian history and culture, the 2010 earthquake, and Haitian migration to North Carolina. The program is open to teachers of all subjects and is highly recommended for History/Social Studies, Latin American Studies, French, and English Language Arts educators.
This program is open to all currently practicing 9-14 educators who will be teaching during the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants must be able to attend workshops and seminars virtually via Zoom throughout the academic year. Sessions will be held weeknights and weekends between September 2020 and May 2021.
The Haiti Teacher Fellows Program consists of:
- One webinar on The Choices Program curricula, “The Haitian Revolution” (required)
- Five Synchronous Virtual Professional Development Workshops (four required)
- Asynchronous Readings
- Submission of lesson plan and/or activity about Haiti, to be made available for other educators through the Consortium’s resource collection
- Closing/Evaluation Meeting
Fellows will receive:
- Intensive and ongoing professional development throughout the program
- Access to scholars and university faculty specializing in Haitian history, cultures, and related topics
- 1.0 CEU (upon completion of all program requirements)
- Stipend of $300 (upon completion of all program requirements)
- Complementary digital and/or print copy of the “The Haitian Revolution” curricula from The Choices Program from Brown University
- Free copies of fiction and nonfiction books about Haiti