Empathy In Your Backyard

Source
Empatico and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY)
Deadline
08/31/2019
Award
$750.00
Website State(s)
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, DC
Cluster(s)
Extended Learning, School Climate
Purpose
During the 2019 - 2020 school year, <a href="https://www.empatico.org/">Empatico</a> and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) have partnered to launch the third Empathy Challenge Fellowship. The topic of this fellowship is “Empathy in Your Backyard”, and guides students through service learning projects, including identifying challenges in their community, conducting research, and developing and implementing a solution.  During their projects, students will also connect with a partner classroom in a different city or country through live video exchanges. Through these connections, students will share stories and insights, learn and understand life in a different community, provide support and encouragement to each other, and develop and practice key social skills.   
Eligibility
This is an opportunity for elementary/middle school educators - those who teach students ages 6-11. September 2019 - May 2020. Description of mentee fellow: - A person who teaches grades K-5 - Has the scheduling freedom and support from administration to engage in 6-8 Empatico exchanges and a service project - Teacher leader who is able to collaborate in a virtual setting