The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program offers current; public or private; elementary and secondary; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classroom teachers with demonstrated excellence in teaching an opportunity to serve in the national public policy arena. Fellows provide practical insight in establishing and operating education programs. Fellowships increase understanding, communication, and cooperation between legislative and executive branches and the science, mathematics, and technology education community.
Albert Einstein Fellows bring to Congress and appropriate branches of the federal government the extensive knowledge and experience of classroom teachers. They provide practical insights and “real world” perspectives to policy makers and program managers developing or managing educational programs. During the Fellowship, each Einstein Fellow receives a monthly stipend of $6000.00 plus a $1000.00 monthly cost of living allowance. In addition, there is a moving/relocation allowance as well as a professional travel allowance.
Some of the outstanding contributions of Einstein Fellows have included:
- Drafting legislation and influencing policy that seek to improve K-16 education in the United States; Initiating collaborations and establishing partnerships between federal agencies
- Designing and implementing national science, math, and technology education programs
- Creating web-based science education programs
- Establishing and evaluating national and regional programs centered on school reform and teacher preparation in science, mathematics, and technology; and Creating and producing educational curricula and products with national distribution
The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education has been authorized to assist in the administration of the Einstein Fellowship program. The Triangle Coalition, in coordination with the US Department of Energy – Office of Science, handles the recruitment of teachers, the application and selection process, and the placement and orientation of Fellows. The Triangle Coalition regularly monitors and evaluates the quality of experiences the Fellows are receiving in their respective positions.
For more information about the program, visit http://science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will open in the Fall of 2013.
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