The Charles A. Dana Center International Facilitation Fellow (IFF) Program

A program of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) System-wide PK–12 Mathematics Professional Learning Initiative

Join this exciting opportunity for educators who are committed to increasing college and career readiness, and are passionate about supporting children of military families and the teachers who educate them abroad and in the U.S.

WHAT IS A CHARLES A. DANA CENTER INTERNATIONAL FACILITATION FELLOW?

The K–12 Systems Services Team of the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting approximately 130 Fellows who are willing to travel this summer to support educators across the world in service of U.S. military families.

DoDEA serves over 75,000 military dependent students across the Pacific, U.S., and Europe. DoDEA is transitioning to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) as its College and Career Ready Standards. This transition began with elementary schools in 2015–2016 and extended to secondary schools in 2016–2017.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF FELLOWS?

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  • Attend a 4-day training academy hosted by the Charles A. Dana Center to prepare for providing professional development to DoDEA teachers and leaders.
  • Complete online safety and security training to travel to and access military installations as assigned. Please note: Fellows assigned to select sites will be required to complete a full day of training; those Fellows will receive an additional stipend.
  • Travel to select international or domestic DoDEA sites to deliver 2-day trainings for DoDEA teachers and school leaders.
  • Maintain a current United States passport. Due to security requirements to access military installations, we request that you bring your current U.S. passport to the Fellows Academy.
  • Work with Dana Center staff and The University of Texas Travel Management Services Office to make all necessary travel arrangements.

WHAT WILL FELLOWS RECEIVE FOR THEIR SERVICE?

  • $1,200 stipend for participating in the 4-day Fellows Academy held in the Austin area, and an additional stipend for site assignments that require extended safety and security training.
  • $1,700 stipend for facilitating 2-day sessions at DoDEA sites. Fellows will deliver 1 or 2 sessions at their assigned sites. We will make efforts to maximize Fellows’ time working in the field relative to travel time.
  • Reimbursement for all approved travel costs for both training and field sessions.
  • Recognition by the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin, to be shared with your supervisor, for your competitive selection as a Fellow and service to your country in response to a national need.
  • Professional growth through the training, delivery of services, and connectivity to a national network of Fellows.

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE ACTION HAPPENING?

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For Fellows who will work with secondary educators:

The training academy will take May 9–12, 2017.

Field sessions will occur between May 31 and the end of June. A majority of the international sites will host sessions during the week of June 19–23, so we will give priority to hiring Fellows who can facilitate during that week.

For Fellows who will work with elementary educators:

The academy will take place June 27–30, 2017.

Field sessions will occur between July 20 and the end of August. A majority of the international sites will host sessions during the week of Aug 21–24, so we will give priority to hiring Fellows who can facilitate during that week.

Countries where Fellows will facilitate:

U.S. (including sites in AL, GA, KY, NC, NY, SC, VA, and territories Guam and Puerto Rico)     Japan (mainland)
Cuba     Japan (Okinawa)
Bahrain     Korea
Belgium    Netherlands
England    Turkey
   Italy

 

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HOW DO I BECOME A FELLOW?

Step 1: Submit a résumé or curriculum vitae and cover letter according to the instructions below.

(1) Résumé or curriculum vitae

Submit a 2- to 3-page résumé or vitae that shows evidence of your familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and your qualifications in facilitating professional learning experiences for mathematics educators.

Save your résumé or curriculum vitae using the file naming convention:

Lastname_Firstname_ResumeCV_IFF_2017

(2) Cover letter

Submit a cover letter, not to exceed 2 pages, that describes your interest in becoming a Charles A. Dana Center International Facilitation Fellow. Your letter should include the following:

  • Your familiarity with the CCSSM and strategies for successful classroom implementation
  • Your approach to providing professional development and working with adult learners, including formats in which you have experience (e.g., face-to-face, online)
  • An example of your success in providing professional development and any observations or evidence—formal or informal—in support of your accomplishment
  • Your particular interest in this program and in serving the children of military families stationed across the world

Save your cover letter using the file naming convention:

Lastname_Firstname_coverletter_IFF_2017

Submit your application by clicking here and attaching your résumé or curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Step 2: Complete the Fellows Survey to indicate your interest in supporting secondary or elementary DoDEA educators, your availability, and your travel preferences. You will be asked to digitally sign (by typing your name) that you are providing your availability as a good faith commitment to the program, should you be selected.

Click here to take the survey now.

The deadline to submit your complete application is February 28, 2017.
Fellows will be accepted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early to increase your chance of being selected.

ATTENTION, RETURNING FELLOWS: Submit your complete application by February 10, 2017, to receive preferential selection in the site assignment process!

 

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If you have any questions, please contact us at danajobs@austin.utexas.edu.

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