Fellowship Goals: The goals of the Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) STEM Fellowship program are to provide Arlington Public School teachers with opportunities to learn about work place needs in STEM -related fields and to use the experience to enhance student learning and help prepare students for future workplace expectations.
Eligibility: High school, middle school and elementary school teachers in Arlington County Public Schools with at least two years of classroom teaching experience in APS by June 30, 2020, who intend to stay with APS for at least two years beyond the fellowship. Prior ACF STEM fellows are ineligible to apply.
Fellowship Placements: A program goal is to offer experiences that are mutually beneficial to fellows and the placement host. The ACF Workforce Development Committee will work closely with selected teachers to help identify placements in business, government or nonprofit sectors. We also anticipate that teachers applying for the fellowships will know of STEM-related business and fields in which they would like to have a fellowship experience. We encourage teachers to work independently to create their own placements to submit to the ACF Workforce Development Committee for final approval.
Term: Three-week summer fellowship or up to 120 hours. Schedules may vary.
Requirements: 1) Collaboration with ACF’s Workforce Development Committee in identifying a fellowship placement. 2) Completion of the 3 week/120-hour fellowship. 3) An oral briefing and written report to the ACF by September 30th on how your summer experience will enhance student learning and reflect the workplace expectations of a selected field or career path. 4) A plan for how you will share your learning with colleagues in the 2020-21 school year.
Stipend and Other Benefits: Up to $4,000 based on the APS professional development rate. Teachers who successfully complete their fellowship will be eligible to earn 90 points toward recertification as an Educational Project.