STEM Educators for Equity and Diversity (S.E.E.D) Fellows
Cultivating Leaders for a More Inclusive World
What is the purpose of the SEED Fellows? The events in our nation have brought about an increased awareness of race and equity in the United States. Education has been a topic of this awareness as it relates to what and how students should be taught. Education reform that incorporates race, culture, and equity is on the horizon. As policy changes are being developed, it is vitally important to have associated changes in the classroom. Educators require a safe space to discuss the issues and the implications on both their instructional practices and classroom culture. To accomplish this, educators must have the knowledge and support to be empowered as advocates for their students. This group will be a support system as they advocate for social justice in education.
Who can participate? The program will consist of North Carolina STEM educators, primarily in the content areas of science and math. Eligible participants can be K-12 science teachers, K-12 math teachers, STEM teachers, school-based STEM coaches, regional STEM district leaders, or informal educators. Preference will go to STEM teachers and school-based STEM coaches. However, we encourage all STEM educators, formal and informal, to apply.
What does a SEED Fellow do? The SEED Fellows is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) community of practice. Each month we will read and discuss a book that focuses on DEI in the classroom. The books and reflection manuals are free to Fellows thanks to a generous donation by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF).
For the Spring of 2021, the group meets every other Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 via ZOOM. In June 2021, there is a scheduled weekend event TBD. In the Fall of 2021, participants will meet once a month. By December 2021, all fellows must have implemented their self-designed PD.
View the 2021 SEED Fellows Video HERE
2021 SEED Fellow Application HERE (deadline January 13)
Sign up for a ZOOM information Session HERE
For all other information: Please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org