NEA invites applications for Master Teacher Project

The National Education Association has announced a year-long Master Teacher Project, created by teachers for teachers, to create a body of knowledge around effective instruction.

Master Teachers will capture their best practices in classroom management, instructional strategies and curriculum, and then share their successful experiences with other educators on an open-source platform as well as through social media.

Those chosen for the program will receive a $15,000 stipend.

The program will select 30 K-5 math and 65 K-12 ELA teachers to begin the program in fall 2013. Application is open to all NEA members. The deadline is July 15, 2013.

The 95 Master Teachers will be trained by coaches during early August so they’ll be ready to begin sharing their Common Core State Standards-aligned lessons in late August or early September.  The program commitment is roughly 12 months.

Applicants should be talented lesson architects dedicated to self-reflection and have a proven track record of supporting student learning. The three main goals of the program are to:

  • Create a year’s worth of CCSS-aligned, classroom-ready lessons developed by educators. The lessons will be available on an open-source platform.
  • Recognize exceptional teachers and provide them with professional development and the opportunity to become even better teachers.
  • Allow the NEA, in partnership with BetterLesson, expand its core work to give greater focus to instructional practice and implementation of the CCSS.

Click here for more information and to apply.