The Choices Teaching Fellows Program promotes excellence in social studies by supporting a corps of master teachers who conduct teacher-centered professional development and outreach activities nationwide.
Summer Leadership Institute
Each summer, approximately 20 educators from across the country are selected on a competitive basis to participate in a Choices Leadership Institute held at the Watson Institute for International Studies and Public Affairs at Brown University. For one week, teachers learn from scholars, engage in best practices workshops, and learn from their peers in an intensive, rewarding environment. Applications are usually available in January; notification of acceptance is usually in March. Please note that in 2019 there will not be a Leadership institute. See our workshop calendar for more Professional Development opportunities.
We welcome applications from secondary social studies educators in all public, private, and parochial schools. Choices also welcomes librarians, literature teachers, and college educators.
Upon completion of the Institute, these educators—now called Choices Teaching Fellows—return to their respective communities and conduct outreach activities. Choices encourages its Teaching Fellows to tailor their activities to their own interests and strengths, and provides resources to help them conduct outreach. This outreach can take a number of forms; see some of the Choices Teaching Fellows below to hear what they have done.
Teaching Fellows assist their colleagues in implementing Choices materials by sharing their expertise.