About the Teacher Renewal Fellowship
Our Approach

The Teacher Renewal Fellowship (TRF) consists of exploring three themes and their supporting principles: Embracing Your Philosophy, Engaging Your Students, and Empowering Your Pedagogy.

The Embracing Your Philosophy theme sets a strong foundation for the foundation by guiding fellows in the clarification of their teaching methods with an in person residency day, an online learning opportunity and a cohort session. Engaging Your Students begins with another independent online learning session followed by a cohort session to review and process the tools shared. Finally, Empowering Your Pedagogy brings the fellowship class back together for another residency session to solidify and customize the tools gained over the last few months for each teacher before ending with a final cohort session for reflection.

Different from most professional development programs, the fellowship journey is as personalized as possible, encouraging individual teachers to gain and apply insights related to their unique situation. 

Themes and principles are explored through residency and cohort days, using a hybrid approach of both in-person and virtual gathering as well synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. In person gatherings will take place at one of The Oaks Academy’s campuses in Indianapolis, IN.

Residency Days

Residency Days are extended learning experiences with a blend of reflection through moderated exercises and readings, as well as classroom observations with detailed debriefs. 

Small Cohort Sessions

Cohort sessions consist of reviewing residency lessons and group issue processing opportunities. Issue processing invites fellows to bring their unique issues to the table with the intention of enlisting peer feedback through questions and recommendations.

2024 -2025 Schedule

Orientation (virtual) | Tuesday, September 10, 2024 (9 – 10:30 AM)

Embracing Your Philosophy
Residency Day (in person) | Tuesday, September 24, 2024
Video Series Part 1: Supporting Student Behavior (online) | October 2024
Cohort Session (virtual) | Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Fall Forum (Optional, virtual) | TBA (9 – 10:30 AM)

Engaging Your Students
Video Series Part 2: Student Behavior and Habit Formation (online) | December 2024
Cohort Session (in person) | Tuesday, January 14, 2025

Spring Forum (Optional, virtual) | TBA (9 – 10:30 AM)

Empowering Your Pedagogy
Residency Day (in person) | Tuesday, March 11, 2025
Cohort Session (in person) | Tuesday, April 8, 2025

Residency Days are held in person from 9am to 2:30pm.
Cohort Sessions will start at 9am and conclude by 12pm.

The Fall and Spring Forums offer the opportunity for past and current fellows (from the School Leader Fellowship, Early Education Center Director Fellowship, and the Teacher Renewal Fellowship) to come together for rich discussion around an important educational topic relevant to all.

Enrollment Details

Each Fellowship class will have a capacity of 12 fellows, with applications accepted on a rolling basis until seats are filled.

Please discuss TRF with your school leaders before completing an application. Priority is extended to teachers whose schools leaders are alumni of the School Leader Fellowship.

The TRF Leadership Team will review your application and reach out to you regarding next steps.

The $1,000 tuition fee is all inclusive. TRF is eligible for Title II funding. Payment plans are considered upon request.

Applications for the 2024 - 2025 Fellowship Class will open March 1, 2024
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Applications for the 2024 - 2025 Fellowship Class (Class III) will close on July 31, 2024.
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