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SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS

Bringing inspiring teachers together to accelerate progress

Become an Inspiring Teachers Fellow and dedicate 3-4 weeks to supporting teachers in another context

  • Choose which country to apply for
  • Lead workshops with other Fellows
  • Join a team of 25 inspiring educators
  • Experience education in a new context
  • Support teachers in their classrooms
  • 100 hours of leadership development

Last cohort...

521

Fellows

22

Teams

11

Local partners

1,482

Teachers

52,000

Coaching hours

62,000

Children

Help teachers make greater impact

Along the way, you’ll master powerful teaching and coaching techniques and you’ll become part of an energising community inspiring teachers.

Fellow Journey

As a Fellow you’ll make impact and grow as a leader

As a Fellow you will be part of a team of passionate teachers, sharing a transformative learning journey.

You’ll be given the training and support and the tools you need, you’ll run workshops together and support teachers in their classrooms.

Before your Fellowship, you’ll get training and support

After you’ve applied and had your interview, you’ll get to decide which Fellowship you want to join.

Then, as you prepare for your Fellowship, we’ll give you training and the support you need at every step.

You’ll spend the first few days getting ready for your role

Once you arrive in country you’ll get an orientated, and equipped with our tools and frameworks.

You’ll spend time getting to know the teachers you’ll be supporting and see them teach in their classrooms.

You’ll run workshops and support teachers in schools

Each week, you’ll co-lead a workshop with another Fellow, introducing new teaching techniques.

Using coaching cycles, you’ll help four teachers put the techniques from the workshops into practice.

You’ll return home energised and as a better teacher

Having mastered techniques, made an impact, built friendships and renewed your passion for teaching.

But that’s just the beginning. You’ll be part of a global community that will be part of your forever.

PROGRAM IMPACT

Our Fellowships deliver outcomes for teachers who participate and for Fellows who support them

Teachers report gains in motivation and confidence using techniques

A sample of 307 teachers supported by our Fellows became more able to create positive learning environments, provide effective instruction and check student understanding.

Fellows become more confident as teachers and grow as leaders

In 2019, 95% of our Fellows reported feeling more passionate about teaching. 93% showed increased self-efficacy in using evidence-based teaching techniques.

*World Bank research shows that techniques used in our programs are improve learning in classrooms.

Fellowship Overview

Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Kathmandu region to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

We run this program in partnership with Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) and have supported 730 teachers across 70 schools in Nepal since 2014.

Nepal Fellowship Dates
2022
2023

JAN

    JUN

      JUL

        AUG

          JAN

            JUN

              JUL

                AUG

                  Supporting V.I.N

                  Our Fellowship program in Kathmandu supports Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN), a locally-led NGO that exists to empower communities through equitable, holistic development programs.

                  Education in Kathmandu

                  60% of teachers report getting no professional development and although class sizes now average 28 students, learning levels continue to lag, especially in poorer schools and rural areas.

                  Expanding teacher support

                  As a Fellow you’ll co-lead workshops and support teachers in classrooms through peer coaching. Your team’s will help VIN support more teachers and improve learning in Kathmandu.

                  Program Itinerary

                  The Nepal program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                  After arrival at Kathmandu Airport, your team will transfer to your base in Naya Bazar.

                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, recharge with your team on a weekend retreat to Pokhara.

                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                  After another productive week in schools, you’ll delve into the culture of Kathmandu with a walking tour.

                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                  Before you fly out from Kathmandu, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team with an adventurous visit to Chitwan National Park.

                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                  How do workshops work?

                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                  How many teachers will I support?
                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                  What subjects will I teach?
                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                  What’s provided?
                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                  Start your Application

                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                  Get Started

                  Chat with our team

                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                  Schedule a call

                  Excursions

                  Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Nepal by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

                  Pokhara Retreat
                  At the foot of the Annapurna range, Pokhara is home to the World Peace Pagoda. You can hike to the Pagoda in the morning and appreciate the sunrise over the Himalayas before taking a boat trip to Tal Bahari Temple. There is also a chance to go paragliding (not included in the excursion price).
                  Kathmandu Tour
                  Visit Kathmandu’s three most iconic temples with a local guide. First, explore Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple also known as the “Monkey Temple.” Next, head to Patan Durbar Square, a Hindu temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by Boudhanath, the largest Tibetan stupa in Nepal.
                  Chitwan Safari
                  Chitwan National Park combines culture and wildlife: It is filled with opportunities to see one-horned rhinoceroses, crocodiles, monkeys, and if you are very lucky, the Bengal tiger. Activities for this excursion include a morning canoe ride along the Rapti River, a jungle walk and a jeep safari. You’ll spend one night camping en route and two nights in a hotel.
                  SELECTION PROCESS

                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                  #1 Apply

                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                  #2 Interview

                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                  #3 Become a Member

                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                  or submit a general application

                  Can I save my application?
                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                  How does the interview work?
                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                  Why do I need to be a member?
                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                  Fellowship Overview

                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Toledo District to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                  We run this program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and have supported 50 teachers in Belize since 2018.

                  Belize Fellowship Dates
                  2022
                  2023

                  JAN

                    JUN

                      JUL

                        AUG

                          JAN

                            JUN

                              JUL

                                AUG

                                  Supporting Toledo District

                                  Our Fellowship partner in Belize is Toledo District Education Centre. The district team is working to support teachers in schools but with a small team and limited capacity.

                                  Education in Toledo

                                  Results in our last round of surveys found that 64% of teachers reported receiving no ongoing professional development and a third of students still don’t complete secondary education.

                                  Expanding teacher support

                                  As a Fellow you’ll co-facilitate workshops and support teachers in their classrooms through peer coaching. Your teams efforts will help Toledo district improve learning in secondary schools.

                                  Program Itinerary

                                  The Belize program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                  After arrival at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, your team will transfer to Camp Camelote in Toledo District.

                                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, discover the history of Caracol with a team visit to the Mayan ruins.

                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will bond by exploring San Ignacio’s famous caves.

                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                  Before you fly out from Philip S.W. Goldson Airport, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team with a weekend retreat to Caye Caulker.

                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                  How do workshops work?

                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                  What’s provided?
                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                  Start your Application

                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                  Get Started

                                  Chat with our team

                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                  Schedule a call

                                  Excursions

                                  Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Belize by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

                                  Mayan Ruins
                                  Explore Xunantunich, an Ancient Maya archaeological site located 60 km from Belize City, close to the Guatemala border and learn about the incredible history of the Mayan people.
                                  San Ignacio Caves
                                  Discover the famous San Ignacio caves by tubing through them before soaring between trees under the rainforest canopy by zipline.
                                  Caye Caulker
                                  A two-day trip to one of the best snorkelling areas in Belize. Enjoy a day snorkelling on this breathtaking and beautiful trip where you will see water in amazing shades of blue and green and plenty of aquatic life!
                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                  #1 Apply

                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                  #2 Interview

                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                  #3 Become a Member

                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                  or submit a general application

                                  Can I save my application?
                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                  How does the interview work?
                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                  Fellowship Overview

                                  Fellowships Fellowship Dates
                                  2022
                                  2023

                                  JAN

                                    JUN

                                      JUL

                                        AUG

                                          JAN

                                            JUN

                                              JUL

                                                AUG

                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                  What’s provided?
                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                  Start your Application

                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                  Get Started

                                                  Chat with our team

                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                  Schedule a call

                                                  Excursions

                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                  #1 Apply

                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                  #2 Interview

                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                  or submit a general application

                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                  Fellowship Overview

                                                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Ashanti region to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                                                  We run this program in partnership with Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) and have supported 355 teachers in Ghana since 2019.

                                                  Ghana Fellowship Dates
                                                  2022
                                                  2023

                                                  JAN

                                                    JUN

                                                      JUL

                                                        AUG

                                                          JAN

                                                            JUN

                                                              JUL

                                                                AUG

                                                                  Supporting GNAPS

                                                                  Our Fellowship partner in the Ashanti Region is Ghana National Association of Affordable Schools (GNAPS). GNAPS is working to strengthen support for Ghana’s community schools.

                                                                  Education in Ashanti

                                                                  Class sizes in Kumasi often exceed 40 students and over 55% of teachers report getting no professional development. As a result, learning levels are low in many of Ghana’s schools.

                                                                  Expanding teacher support

                                                                  Your team will help GNAPS expand support for teachers in schools. You’ll co-facilitate a series of workshops and support teachers in their classrooms through peer coaching.

                                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                                  The Ghana program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                                                  After arrival at Accra Airport, your team will transfer to the Elysee Hotel in Kumasi, the capital and cultural center of the Ashanti Region,

                                                                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                                                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.
                                                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on safari in Mole National Park.

                                                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                                                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend at beautiful Lake Bosomtwe.

                                                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                                                                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.
                                                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                                                  Before you fly out from Accra, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team by exploring the historic Cape Coast.

                                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                                  What’s provided?
                                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                                  Start your Application

                                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                                  Get Started

                                                                  Chat with our team

                                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                                  Schedule a call

                                                                  Excursions

                                                                  Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most the most of their time in Ghana by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

                                                                  Mole Safari
                                                                  This is a 3-night trip to Mole National Park, Ghana’s first and largest national park. See elephants up close and personal on a guided walking safari, and experience a night safari looking for nocturnal hyenas and monkeys. In the afternoons, you’ll have the chance to relax by the pool.
                                                                  Lake Bosomtwe
                                                                  Spend a weekend relaxing at the beautiful Lake Bosomtwe, situated inside an ancient impact crater and surrounded by lush green hills. Take a boat ride, hike through a local plantain and cocoa farm, and soak up the stunning views. Spend the night at a locally-run resort, and relax in the lodge bar: a great opportunity to get to know your team and reflect on a great week in schools.
                                                                  Cape Coast Weekend
                                                                  Head to Ghana’s southern coastline for two days and discover the history of Ghana’s former capital. Explore this World Heritage Site with a tour of Cape Coast Castle. Once a castle built on slavery, this is a moving and beautiful place to visit and reflect.
                                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                                  #1 Apply

                                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                                  #2 Interview

                                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                                  or submit a general application

                                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                                  Fellowship Overview

                                                                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Bangalore to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                                                                  We run this program in partnership with Mantra4Change and have supported 490 teachers across 50 schools in India since 2016.

                                                                  India Fellowship Dates
                                                                  2022
                                                                  2023

                                                                  JAN

                                                                    JUN

                                                                      JUL

                                                                        AUG

                                                                          JAN

                                                                            JUN

                                                                              JUL

                                                                                AUG

                                                                                  Supporting Mantra4Change

                                                                                  Our Fellowship partner in Bangalore, Mantra4Change have been working tirelessly to strengthen India’s education system, support school leaders and improve learning in schools since 2013.

                                                                                  Education in Bangalore

                                                                                  Class sizes in the community schools often exceed 35 children and ~65% of teachers report getting no professional development. Citizen led learning assessments reveal low learning levels.

                                                                                  Expanding teacher support

                                                                                  Your role will be to co-lead workshops and support teachers in their classrooms through peer coaching. Your team’s efforts will help Mantra expand their support for teachers in Bangalore.

                                                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                                                  The India program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                                                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                                                                  After arrival at Bangalore Airport, your team will transfer to the city center, one of the most populous in this “Land of Colors.”

                                                                                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                                                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                                                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                                                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                                                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                                                                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                                                                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, discover more of India’s “Silicon Valley” with a walking tour of this vibrant and fast-growing city.

                                                                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                                                                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                                                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                                                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will absorb the history and culture of spectacular Mysore.

                                                                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                                                                                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

                                                                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                                                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                                                                  Before you fly out from Bangalore, you’ll get the chance celebrate as team with a trip to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

                                                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                                                  What’s provided?
                                                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                                                  Start your Application

                                                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                                                  Get Started

                                                                                  Chat with our team

                                                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                                                  Schedule a call

                                                                                  Excursions

                                                                                  Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in India by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

                                                                                  Explore Bangalore
                                                                                  Visit the top sights of the city including the Bangalore Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and local markets and temples. As well, learn about the history of this thriving city and enjoy delicious traditional dishes.
                                                                                  Mysore Weekend

                                                                                  Home to Ashtanga yoga and famous for its magnificent Royal Palace, Mysore makes for a great weekend trip. Sample the famous Masala Dosa, visit the Chamundeshwari Temple and marvel at the Palace illuminated and reflected in the river by night.

                                                                                  Accommodation, transport, meals, and entrance to the palace are all included.

                                                                                  Hampi Getaway

                                                                                  On this 3-night trip to Hampi in Karnataka, you will visit ancient ruins, Hindu temples, and Elephant Stables. The Monuments of Hampi are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

                                                                                  You also have the option to visit the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary. In the evenings, you can relax hotel’s pool and spa.

                                                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                                                  #1 Apply

                                                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                                                  #2 Interview

                                                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                                                  or submit a general application

                                                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                                                  Fellowship Overview

                                                                                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Vientiane and Luang Prabang to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                                                                                  We run this program in partnership with the British Embassy in Laos and have supported 312 teachers across Training Colleges in Laos since 2018.

                                                                                  Laos Fellowship Dates
                                                                                  2022
                                                                                  2023

                                                                                  JAN

                                                                                    JUN

                                                                                      JUL

                                                                                        AUG

                                                                                          JAN

                                                                                            JUN

                                                                                              JUL

                                                                                                AUG

                                                                                                  Supporting the Ministry

                                                                                                  Our Fellowship partner in Laos is the British Embassy where a team has been supporting a number of Teacher Training Colleges to strengthen the teaching workforce.

                                                                                                  Education in Ban Keun

                                                                                                  Although class sizes now average 30, over 40% of teachers, almost 20% of children don’t complete primary school. Meanwhile over 40% of teachers getting no access to professional development.

                                                                                                  Expanding teacher support

                                                                                                  Your team will help the Ministry of Education, improve teaching and learning in schools. As a Fellow you’ll co-lead workshops and support teachers in their classrooms through peer coaching.

                                                                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                                                                  The Laos program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                                                                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                                                                                  After arrival at Wattay International Airport, your team will transfer to Vientiane for a welcome ceremony with The British Embassy. The next day, travel to Ban Keun, your home base.

                                                                                                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                                                                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                                                                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                                                                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                                                                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                                                                                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                                                                                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on a trip to spectacular Vang Vieng.

                                                                                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                                                                                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                                                                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                                                                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend enjoying the wonders of the Mekong River.

                                                                                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                                                                                                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

                                                                                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                                                                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                                                                                  Before you fly out from Wattay International, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team on your adventures in Luang Prabang.

                                                                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                                                                  What’s provided?
                                                                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                                                                  Start your Application

                                                                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                                                                  Get Started

                                                                                                  Chat with our team

                                                                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                                                                  Schedule a call

                                                                                                  Excursions

                                                                                                  Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Belize by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

                                                                                                  Luang Prabang
                                                                                                  You can choose between two activities for this weekend, either visiting an elephant conservation initiative, or hiking and kayaking through remote villages with an overnight homestay. All transport, meals, and activities will be included.
                                                                                                  Mekong Tour

                                                                                                  Visit the beautiful Kuang Si Falls and swim in its pristine blue pools before exploring some of the spectacular temples, palaces and monuments.

                                                                                                  Take a cooking class and learn to make traditional dishes from fresh ingredients, including the famous sticky rice. Take a sunset boat trip along the mighty Mekong river and see Luang Prabang from the water.

                                                                                                  Vang Vieng
                                                                                                  Relax for a weekend and explore the stunning surroundings of Vang Vieng. Experience the incredible limestone scenery set against the backdrop of paddy fields and the Nam Song River. Explore the jaw-dropping caves, Buddhist temples, and the blue lagoon, or take a yoga class and do some shopping.
                                                                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                                                                  #1 Apply

                                                                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                                                                  #2 Interview

                                                                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                                                                  or submit a general application

                                                                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                                                                  Fellowship Overview

                                                                                                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Penang to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                                                                                                  We run this program in partnership with Teach For Malaysia and have supported 290 teachers across more than 50 schools in Malaysia since 2017.

                                                                                                  Malaysia Fellowship Dates
                                                                                                  2022
                                                                                                  2023

                                                                                                  JAN

                                                                                                    JUN

                                                                                                      JUL

                                                                                                        AUG

                                                                                                          JAN

                                                                                                            JUN

                                                                                                              JUL

                                                                                                                AUG

                                                                                                                  With Teach for Malaysia

                                                                                                                  Our Fellowship partner, Teach For Malaysia is working to build a movement of leaders that tackles educational inequity and gets every child in the country quality education.

                                                                                                                  Education in Penang

                                                                                                                  Class sizes often exceed 30 students and a third of teachers report no access to professional development. Secondary school completion rates are lower among disadvantaged backgrounds.

                                                                                                                  Expanding teacher support

                                                                                                                  Your role will be to co-lead workshops and support teachers in through peer coaching. Your efforts as a team will help Teach For Malaysia expand their support for schools in poorer regions.

                                                                                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                                                                                  The Malaysia program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                                                                                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                                                                                                  After arrival at Penang International Airport, your team will transfer to TIDO Hostel in historic George Town.

                                                                                                                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                                                                                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                                                                                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                                                                                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                                                                                                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                                                                                                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, absorb the history and culture of George Town with a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

                                                                                                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                                                                                                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                                                                                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                                                                                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will bond with an expedition through the jungle to Monkey Beach.

                                                                                                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                                                                                                                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

                                                                                                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                                                                                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                                                                                                  Before you fly out, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team on a weekend retreat to Langkawi.

                                                                                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                                                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                                                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                                                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                                                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                                                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                                                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                                                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                                                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                                                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                                                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                                                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                                                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                                                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                                                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                                                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                                                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                                                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                                                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                                                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                                                                                  What’s provided?
                                                                                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                                                                                  Start your Application

                                                                                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                                                                                  Get Started

                                                                                                                  Chat with our team

                                                                                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                                                                                  Schedule a call

                                                                                                                  Excursions

                                                                                                                  From white-sand beaches and turquoise ocean to its dense jungle and misty tea plantations, Malaysia is a land of diverse and colorful adventures.

                                                                                                                  Explore Penang

                                                                                                                  With its clear waters, pristine beaches and intact jungle, the island of Penang has charmed people for centuries. The “Discover Penang” excursion offers an opportunity to explore both the city and the coastline, split into two distinct tours to allow adequate depth of each.

                                                                                                                  Boasting old colonial buildings, famous street art, and some of Asia’s best street food, Penang is a city best appreciated by foot. On the walking tour, join a local expert to see the sights, learn the history of the island and get tips on attractions that warrant further exploration.

                                                                                                                  On another weekend, hike with a guide through the moderate and stunning trail of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). You’ll learn about the flora and fauna and take a boat ride to the aptly named Monkey Beach, where you can go for a swim and spot local wildlife.

                                                                                                                  Langkawi Island
                                                                                                                  Known for its idyllic beaches and dense jungles, Langkawi is an incredible place to relax or adventure for three days. Highlights include kayaking through the mangroves, riding a cable car to Sky Bridge for an unforgettable view from the peak of Gunung Machinchang over the rest of the archipelago or relaxing on one of the famed beaches.
                                                                                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                                                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                                                                                  #1 Apply

                                                                                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                                                                                  #2 Interview

                                                                                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                                                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                                                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                                                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                                                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                                                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                                                                                  or submit a general application

                                                                                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                                                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                                                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                                                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                                                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                                                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                                                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                                                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                                                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                                                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                                                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                                                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                                                                                  Fellowship Overview

                                                                                                                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Rwamagana to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                  We run this program in partnership with Children Might Foundation and have supported 510 teachers across 60 schools in Rwanda since 2011.

                                                                                                                  Rwanda Fellowship Dates
                                                                                                                  2022
                                                                                                                  2023

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                                                                                                                                  Supporting CMF

                                                                                                                                  Our Fellowship partner in Rwanda is the Children Might Foundation (CMF). Their team has been working to strengthen education in the Eastern Province through holistic programs since 2014.

                                                                                                                                  Education in Rwamagana

                                                                                                                                  Class sizes in Rwamagana average 51 students and over 40% of teachers report having no access to ongoing professional development. Learning levels in schools are stubbornly low.

                                                                                                                                  Expanding teacher support

                                                                                                                                  As a Fellows you’ll co-lead workshops and support teachers through peer coaching. Your team’s efforts will help Children Might reach more teachers and improve learning in Rwamagana.

                                                                                                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                                                                                                  The Rwanda program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                                                                                                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                                                                                                                  After arrival in Kigali, your team will transfer to the St. Augustin Center in Rwamagana.

                                                                                                                                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                                                                                                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                                                                                                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                                                                                                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                                                                                                                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                                                                                                                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on safari in Akagera National Park.

                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                                                                                                                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                                                                                                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                                                                                                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will explore the beauty and culture of Rwanda with a day trip to Lake Muhazi.

                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessing & Peer Coaching

                                                                                                                                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.
                                                                                                                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                                                                                                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                                                                                                                  Before you fly out from Kigali International Airport, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team by relaxing at the beautiful Lake Kivu.

                                                                                                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                                                                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                                                                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                                                                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                                                                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                                                                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                                                                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                                                                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                                                                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                                                                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                                                                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                                                                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                                                                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                                                                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                                                                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                                                                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                                                                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                                                                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                                                                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                                                                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                                                                                                  What’s provided?
                                                                                                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                                                                                                  Start your Application

                                                                                                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                                                                                                  Get Started

                                                                                                                                  Chat with our team

                                                                                                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                                                                                                  Schedule a call

                                                                                                                                  Excursions

                                                                                                                                  Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Rwanda by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

                                                                                                                                  Safari Weekend
                                                                                                                                  Experience the best of African wildlife: Sunrise and sunset game drives in Akagera National Park – plus a boat trip – offer the best chance to spot elephants, giraffes, antelope and more.
                                                                                                                                  Lake Muhazi
                                                                                                                                  Not far from Rwamagana is the hidden gem of Lake Muhazi. Enjoy a relaxing day trip with a scenic boat ride and get the chance to learn how to make your own traditional artwork.
                                                                                                                                  Lake Kivu
                                                                                                                                  Lake Kivu is a Fellow favorite! Spend two nights with the team at one of Africa’s Great Lakes. You will relax amidst spectacular scenery and take a boat trip to explore Bat Island.
                                                                                                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                                                                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                                                                                                  #1 Apply

                                                                                                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                                                                                                  #2 Interview

                                                                                                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                                                                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                                                                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                                                                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                                                                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                                                                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                                                                                                  or submit a general application

                                                                                                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                                                                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                                                                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                                                                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                                                                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                                                                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                                                                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                                                                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                                                                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                                                                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                                                                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                                                                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                                                                                                  Fellowship Overview

                                                                                                                                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in the Morogoro to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                                  We run this program in partnership with Livingstone Tanzania Trust and have supported 780 teachers across 70 schools in Tanzania since 2011.

                                                                                                                                  Tanzania Fellowship Dates
                                                                                                                                  2022
                                                                                                                                  2023

                                                                                                                                  JAN

                                                                                                                                    JUN

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                                                                                                                                                  With Livingstone Trust

                                                                                                                                                  Our Fellowship program in Tanzania supports Livingstone Trust to expand professional development opportunities for teachers in Babati and the wider Manyara Region.

                                                                                                                                                  Education in Babati

                                                                                                                                                  Teachers in Babati face average class sizes of 50 students and over half report getting no professional development. Alongside low-resources, these conditions lead to low levels of learning.

                                                                                                                                                  Expanding teacher support

                                                                                                                                                  As a Fellow you’ll co-lead workshops and support teachers in their classrooms through peer coaching. Your efforts as a team will help Livingstone Trust support teachers to improve learning in schools.

                                                                                                                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                                                                                                                  The Tanzania program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                                                                                                                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                                                                                                                                  After arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport, your team will transfer to Babati.

                                                                                                                                                  You’ll visit schools and meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and then your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                                                                                                                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                                                                                                                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                                                                                                                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations, and student talk.

                                                                                                                                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                                                                                                                                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

                                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modelling & Questioning

                                                                                                                                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning, and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                                                                                                                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                                                                                                                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

                                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                                                                                                                                                  On the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning, and assessment-informed teaching.

                                                                                                                                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                                                                                                                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                                                                                                                                  Before you fly out from Entebbe, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as a team by rafting on the Nile.

                                                                                                                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                                                                                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                                                                                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                                                                                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                                                                                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                                                                                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                                                                                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                                                                                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                                                                                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                                                                                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                                                                                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                                                                                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                                                                                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                                                                                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                                                                                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                                                                                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                                                                                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                                                                                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                                                                                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                                                                                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                                                                                                                  What’s provided?
                                                                                                                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                                                                                                                  Start your Application

                                                                                                                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                                                                                                                  Get Started

                                                                                                                                                  Chat with our team

                                                                                                                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                                                                                                                  Schedule a call

                                                                                                                                                  Excursions

                                                                                                                                                  Fellows will get the opportunity to make the most of their time in Tanzania by going on weekend excursions. Income from these excursions supports our work and contributes to our sustainability.

                                                                                                                                                  Safari Weekend
                                                                                                                                                  Safari at one of the southern National Parks, home to large herds of elephants, lions, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, wild dogs, and many bird species.
                                                                                                                                                  Kinole Waterfall
                                                                                                                                                  Hike up the Uluguru mountains for panoramic views of Morogoro, and enjoy a tasty local lunch at the top. At the end of the hike, you’ll reach the stunning Kinole Waterfall, where you can take a dip for instant refreshment.
                                                                                                                                                  Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                                  Zanzibar is more than just turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. As part of this 3-night trip to Zanzibar, we’ll visit Stone Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Freddy Mercury), head to the east of the island to enjoy picturesque Paje Beach, as well as take a sailing boat trip to popular snorkeling spots.
                                                                                                                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                                                                                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                                                                                                                  #1 Apply

                                                                                                                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                                                                                                                  #2 Interview

                                                                                                                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                                                                                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                                                                                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                                                                                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                                                                                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                                                                                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                                                                                                                  or submit a general application

                                                                                                                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                                                                                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                                                                                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                                                                                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                                                                                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                                                                                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                                                                                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                                                                                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                                                                                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                                                                                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                                                                                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                                                                                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                                                                                                                  Fellowship Overview

                                                                                                                                                  Be part of a team of 25 Fellows supporting teachers in Bwindi to improve outcomes in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                                                  Since 2016, in partnership with Great Lakes University, we have supported 600 teachers across 72 schools in Bwindi.

                                                                                                                                                  Uganda Fellowship Dates
                                                                                                                                                  2022
                                                                                                                                                  2023

                                                                                                                                                  JAN

                                                                                                                                                    JUN

                                                                                                                                                      JUL

                                                                                                                                                        AUG

                                                                                                                                                          JAN

                                                                                                                                                            JUN

                                                                                                                                                              JUL

                                                                                                                                                                AUG

                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Great Lakes

                                                                                                                                                                  Our Fellowship partner in Uganda is Great Lakes University. The Great Lakes team is committed to working to expand access to quality education in Kanungu, but with limited capacity.

                                                                                                                                                                  Education in Kanungu

                                                                                                                                                                  Class sizes average 45 students in rural Kanungu. Over 90% of teachers report getting no ongoing training or coaching. As a result, learning outcomes are stubbornly low.

                                                                                                                                                                  Expanding teacher support

                                                                                                                                                                  Your Fellowship team will help Great Lakes support teachers in Kanungu. Your role will be to co-lead workshops and use coaching to help teacher apply techniques in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                                                                  Program Itinerary

                                                                                                                                                                  The Uganda program starts with training and orientation, which prepares you to support teachers through a 3-week institute. Each week combines workshops and coaching and focuses on a new area of teaching.

                                                                                                                                                                  Pre-Institute: Training & School Visits

                                                                                                                                                                  After arrival at Entebbe Airport, your team will transfer to our lodge in Bwindi, overlooking the Impenetrable Forest in southwestern Uganda.

                                                                                                                                                                  You’ll visit schools, meet the teachers you’ll be working with, and your team leaders will give you training and tools you’ll need for your role.

                                                                                                                                                                  In the three weeks that follow, you’ll run workshops covering 27 powerful teaching techniques. After each workshop, you’ll use coaching to help teachers put techniques into practice in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 1: Routines, Explanations & Student Talk

                                                                                                                                                                  The institute begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, which sets the stage for the weeks to come.

                                                                                                                                                                  You’ll then co-facilitate a theory session on the science of learning and facilitate engaging sessions on classroom routines, effective explanations and student talk.

                                                                                                                                                                  Through the week, you’ll work with teachers in their schools, using coaching to help them to embed techniques from the workshop in their classroom.

                                                                                                                                                                  After a fulfilling first week in schools, you’ll bond as a team on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

                                                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 2: Climate, Modeling & Questioning

                                                                                                                                                                  Building on learnings from your first week, you’ll run a second workshop. You’ll co-lead an interactive session on lesson design, and practice sessions on techniques for modeling, questioning and creating a positive classroom climate.

                                                                                                                                                                  During the week, you’ll be back in classrooms using coaching cycles to help teachers put techniques into practice.

                                                                                                                                                                  After another productive week in schools, the team will head off for a relaxing weekend at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

                                                                                                                                                                  Institute Week 3: Scaffolding, Assessment & Peer Coaching

                                                                                                                                                                  In the final workshop day, you’ll run sessions on creating a motivating classroom climate, scaffolding learning and assessment-informed teaching.

                                                                                                                                                                  You’ll support the teachers you’ve been working with as they transition to using peer coaching to support each other on an ongoing basis.

                                                                                                                                                                  A closing ceremony on the final day of the institute will be a chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished together.

                                                                                                                                                                  Before you fly out from Entebbe, you’ll get the chance to celebrate as team by rafting on the Nile.

                                                                                                                                                                  How will I be equipped for my role?

                                                                                                                                                                  We will provide you with a suite of tools to help you run great workshop sessions and to guide you and the teachers you support through successful peer coaching cycles. Some of the tools include:

                                                                                                                                                                  • The Inspiring Teaching Framework, our evidence-based set of powerful teaching techniques.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Workshop guides, grounded in insights from the latest research and designed to help you facilitate meaningful sessions in your unique style.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Coaching guides embedded within the Inspiring Teaching Framework to seamlessly guide you and the teachers you support through a methodical process.

                                                                                                                                                                  You’ll be able to keep and use these tools in your school back at home.

                                                                                                                                                                  What is the Inspiring Teaching Framework?

                                                                                                                                                                  Each week, you’ll support each teacher through three peer coaching cycles. Through the 3-week institution, you’ll help them practice 27 systematic techniques and put them into action through co-planning, observation, and feedback.

                                                                                                                                                                  The program is designed to be responsive to each teacher’s individual needs. We will equip you with a set of tools that enable you to be responsive to each teacher’s needs.

                                                                                                                                                                  How does the peer coaching program work?
                                                                                                                                                                  Weekly workshops and ongoing school visits allow for authentic coaching cycles, each including in-class observation for tailored support, feedback, deliberate and focused practice, and co-planning to implement new learning.
                                                                                                                                                                  How do workshops work?

                                                                                                                                                                  There are three workshop days over the course of the program.

                                                                                                                                                                  During each workshop day, you’ll facilitate four sessions alongside another Fellow.

                                                                                                                                                                  Each day’s first session is focused on the science of teaching and learning, whereas the other three sessions are practice sessions.

                                                                                                                                                                  During the practice sessions, you’ll get teachers practicing powerful techniques, which they’ll go on to put into practice in school.

                                                                                                                                                                  How many teachers will I support?
                                                                                                                                                                  You’ll support four teachers who all work at the same schools for the course of the program.
                                                                                                                                                                  What subjects will I teach?
                                                                                                                                                                  Fellows focus their coaching on techniques rather than subjects. However, we do match Fellows with teachers based on their areas of expertise, including subject and age group.
                                                                                                                                                                  What’s provided?
                                                                                                                                                                  As a Fellow, you’ll be provided with food, accommodation, transport, training and support throughout the program.

                                                                                                                                                                  Start your Application

                                                                                                                                                                  Applying take 20 minutes. You can save your progress and come back to it.

                                                                                                                                                                  Get Started

                                                                                                                                                                  Chat with our team

                                                                                                                                                                  Arrange a call with one of the team to talk through how our Fellowships work.

                                                                                                                                                                  Schedule a call

                                                                                                                                                                  Excursions

                                                                                                                                                                  As a Fellow you’ll get opportunity to make the most of the most of your time in Uganda by going on weekend excursions. Income from excursions contributes to our sustainability.

                                                                                                                                                                  Safari Weekend
                                                                                                                                                                  You will spend three days and two nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Enjoy several game drives in search of elephants, buffalo, lions, hyenas, hippos, and an array of birdlife. Take a boat trip to see animals by the water, and enjoy a team dinner on the peninsula.
                                                                                                                                                                  Lake Bunyonyi
                                                                                                                                                                  Just two hours from the lodge, Lake Bunyonyi is one of Uganda’s most beautiful destinations. You will stay on one of the lake’s 35 small islands and enjoy swimming, canoeing, and a boat trip for further exploration. As the sun sets over the water, dine with your team at the luxurious BirdNest Resort.
                                                                                                                                                                  Raft the Nile
                                                                                                                                                                  Uganda’s River Nile is one of the world’s most renowned rafting locations. A guide will lead you through a route filled with rapids ranging from Class III to Class V. You’ll stop midway for a barbecue lunch and enjoy cool drinks with your teammates at the finishing drop-off point.
                                                                                                                                                                  Gorilla Tracking
                                                                                                                                                                  A “bucket list” experience, this is a challenging guided trek into the thick interior of Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest. You’ll spend an hour in the company of a family of endangered mountain gorillas. The trip includes transport, permits and guides who lead you to and from the gorillas in safety.
                                                                                                                                                                  Chimp Tracking
                                                                                                                                                                  Anyone participating in the Safari Weekend can choose this as an additional activity. You will undertake a trek into Kyambura Gorge, habituated by chimpanzees and a variety of other primates.
                                                                                                                                                                  SELECTION PROCESS

                                                                                                                                                                  Start your journey to becoming a Fellow today

                                                                                                                                                                  #1 Apply

                                                                                                                                                                  Applying takes 30 mins. Hear back within 3 days.

                                                                                                                                                                  #2 Interview

                                                                                                                                                                  A video call to explore your experience and motivations

                                                                                                                                                                  #3 Become a Member

                                                                                                                                                                  Join the Inspiring Teachers global community

                                                                                                                                                                  #4 Join a Fellowship

                                                                                                                                                                  Go beyond and make an impact in your summer.

                                                                                                                                                                  If you’re not already a member and you’re successful at interview we’ll ask you to start by paying for an Inspiring Teachers 5-Year Membership

                                                                                                                                                                  or submit a general application

                                                                                                                                                                  Can I save my application?
                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, you can start your application and continue it later. If you start your application, we’ll send an email inviting you to complete it.
                                                                                                                                                                  What happens after I’ve applied?
                                                                                                                                                                  Once you apply, you’ll get access to the portal, so you can track your application. You’ll get a response from us within three days, and if your application is successful, we’ll invite you to interview with us.
                                                                                                                                                                  How does the interview work?
                                                                                                                                                                  The interview takes 30-40 minutes and explores your experience, your motivations and your alignment with our mission. It is a chance to ask questions and get to know our team.
                                                                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to become a member?
                                                                                                                                                                  After being successful at the interview, we will invite you to join as a member and be part of a Fellowship team. An Inspiring Teachers Membership lasts for 5 years.
                                                                                                                                                                  Why do I need to be a member?
                                                                                                                                                                  Membership offers access to training and resources that equip you to be an Inspiring Teacher. Becoming a member will also connect you with a global community of Inspiring Teachers. Your membership fees contribute towards the costs of creating these resources, running programs and supporting our community.
                                                                                                                                                                  When will I be asked to make contributions?
                                                                                                                                                                  In the six months prior to your departure, we’ll ask you to make Fellowship contributions in installments.
                                                                                                                                                                  Why do we ask for contributions?
                                                                                                                                                                  Contributions enable us to run programs and make an impact. We won’t ask you to contribute until after you’ve had your interview and been invited to join a team. You can learn more in our General FAQs.

                                                                                                                                                                  Funding your Fellowship

                                                                                                                                                                  Use Instalments

                                                                                                                                                                  Setup a manageable instalment plan that works for you.

                                                                                                                                                                  Make referrals

                                                                                                                                                                  Recommend friends and colleagues to save on excursions.

                                                                                                                                                                  Get school support

                                                                                                                                                                  We’ll give you what you need to ask your school for support.

                                                                                                                                                                  Fundraise

                                                                                                                                                                  We’ll set you up with an Inspiring Teachers fundraising page.

                                                                                                                                                                  Tax deduction

                                                                                                                                                                  You may be able to offset your contributions against your tax.