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Educator Fellowship

California Revealed (CA-R), in partnership with the California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP), invites California educators to apply for its inaugural Educator Fellowship program. This is a special opportunity for K-12 educators to research and create curricular materials in history and the social sciences using CA-R’s digital collections, of which sound and moving images are especially vast. 

CA-R will award two Educator Fellowships for service between February 1, 2023 through August 30, 2023. The fellowships carry a stipend of $3,000 plus travel support for approximately 60 hours of research and curriculum development. CA-R will provide archival research support, and CHSSP will provide content and pedagogical mentorship.

The 2022/2023 Educator Fellowship Application is now open!

To be considered for the 2022/2023 Cataloging California program, please complete the application by December 16, 2022. 

Application Information

Applications are especially welcome from K-12 classroom teachers and school librarians who specialize in History, Ethnic Studies, and the social sciences. As part of the application process, prospective Educator Fellows must create a research project that identifies a content area for further study. Some examples include the Latinx experience during the Great Depression, California’s farm laborers, and place-based community culture or traditions. In addition, the applicant will propose a curriculum development plan that applies their research for the classroom, such as primary source sets, lessons, and other instructional materials. Applicants are encouraged to browse the CA-R online collections to determine whether their research plan is feasible. 

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Teach California or U.S. History in a California elementary, middle, or high school.
  • Commit approximately 60 hours to working with California Revealed and the CHSSP to develop, implement, and promote educational resources, including two document sets, between January 1, 2023 and August 30, 2023. Hours will vary and work can be completed remotely.

Please apply using the 2022/2023 Educator Fellowship Application Form.

Application Components

  • Contact information
  • School district, school and grade level
  • Subject(s) taught or area of specialty
  • Teaching experience
  • Current resume
  • Sample lesson plan or activity
  • Letter of recommendation
  • One reference
  • Social media handles, if applicable
  • Description of experience researching and using primary sources in instruction
  • Idea for engaging students with CA-R's archival materials outside of the classroom
  • Identify an area of curricular need, and ideas for developing primary source lesson materials that address that need
  • List of CA-R collections, themes, or specific items that you are interested in exploring
  • Benchmarks and timeline for proposed project - please use our timeline template
  • Examples of promising instructional applications of social media for the classroom
  • Explanation of interest in this fellowship for professional growth

Deliverables

We recommend exploring our website, our partner collections, and themes. After completing their research of CA-R’s online collections, fellows will produce two or more document sets with supporting instructional guidance and materials for classroom implementation. Combined, the document sets should include at least 15 primary and secondary sources directly related to the area of study and the following:

  • An introduction and overview of the topic and its significance (1-2 pages)
  • A list of applicable content standards and curriculum frameworks (History-Social Science, English Language Arts, English Language Development) and the Common Core State Standards. 
  • A list of possible inquiry questions that would give purpose to the documents for classroom instruction.
  • An annotated bibliography with proper citations, as well as:
    • An image and descriptions of each source for ADA compliance;
    • Rationale for the inclusion of each source -- of its historical significance or educational value;
    • Transcriptions of sources and/or excerpts, including handwritten notes and typed text;
    • 2-3 suggestions for classroom instruction, such as literacy strategies, historical investigations, civic action projects, and community engagement activities; and   
    • Related urls for further exploration and study.
  • Short videos for classroom use and/or social media post(s)

All written work must be submitted by June 30, 2023, followed by dissemination during Summer 2023. Fellows will work with CA-R and CHSSP to make their materials available to the public through online publication at partner websites. Fellows will also participate in a recorded panel or online presentation reflecting upon their fellowship experience.  

Funding Details

Each selected 2022-2023 Educator Fellow will receive:

  • A $3,000 stipend
  • Travel support
  • Mentorship by California Revealed and the California History-Social Science Project. 
  • Public acknowledgement via social media, organizational websites, and grant announcements. 

The fellowship process is competitive. Awards will be made on the strength of the: 1) overall project design; 2) research plan for using CA-R collections; 3) the creativity and rigor of classroom applications of curated research; 4) usability and utility of instructional materials proposed; 5) recommendations; and 6) sample classroom materials.

Timeline

Applications due: Wednesday, December 16, 2022

Award letters: Thursday, January 19, 2023

Introductory meeting: Last week of January 2023

Fellowship begins: February 1, 2023

Questions?

Contact Pamela Vadakan, Director, California Revealed 
(916) 603-6719/pvadakan@californiarevealed.org