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- There is one application used to apply for all cohorts.
- Please indicate which specific cohort you will be applying for. There is not a possibility of applying for multiple cohorts, as they require different geographies.
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About Clean Energy Fellows
CE is committed to transforming education for the next ten years through fostering sustained educator leadership. To successfully transition to an equitable and clean energy economy, we must set up all students for success, as they will be the future energy leaders and solutions architects. CE’s Clean Energy Fellows cohorts are designed to harness the genius of both educators and students to support this next generation of leaders. Clean Energy Fellows facilitate the delivery of justice-centered, career-connected programming that eliminates barriers for students that are unrelated to their actual potential for success.
2023-2024 will see the launch of three Fellows cohorts: The Pacific Northwest Power Grid cohort, Pennsylvania cohort, and Water power cohort. While these cohorts differ in their intended impact and focus, each of them aligns the needs of students, industry partners, local communities, and the education system to deliver the highest impact with the highest likelihood for longevity.
All Clean Energy Fellows operate as part of a growing national collaborative of energy education leaders. However, there are three separate cohorts specific to differing geographies, each with their own unique objectives and outcomes.
Clean Energy Fellows: PNW Power Grid
This cohort, consisting of leaders from across the Pacific Northwest, will find ways to reimagine how educators can build student access to and influence on the local energy landscape through building a customized Action Plan to strengthen the clean energy talent ecosystem. Each Clean Energy Fellow will develop unique programming that leverages the community relationships, regional energy resources, place-based energy and justice challenges, and industry expertise. Through this process they will create robust, locally meaningful engagements that they will bring to their schools and other education organizations.
Participating teachers receive a $5,000 stipend and a $2,000 materials budget.
Clean Energy Fellows: Pennsylvania Cohort
Teachers from across the state of PA will collaborate on the development of a mini library of curriculum materials that are place-based and relevant to careers and energy issues in the state. The cohort will undergo a process of professional development, assessing of existing resources, and developing new lessons to fill gaps in curriculum where they exist. This cohort will focus heavily on ensuring there is a centralized bank of tools for teachers to use to connect their students to the local clean energy economy.
Participating teachers receive a $3,000 stipend and a $1,500 materials budget.
New Jersey Offshore Wind Education Leaders (OWELs)
The state of New Jersey is rapidly moving forward in the development of largescale offshore wind projects, and the need for student engagement in the deployment of these resources and career opportunities connected to them is at a peak. OWELs will work as part of a larger network of industry and education partners to focus on one key question: how can we increase the implementation of STEM learning that equitably links student experiences in the classroom to real-world clean energy innovation, particularly in the offshore wind space.
Participating teachers receive a $4,000 stipend and a $1,500 materials budget.
Clean Energy Fellows must be an employed educator (classroom or out-of school time) or district support staff (TOSA, Coach, Instructional Facilitator, etc.)
Clean Energy Fellows must service students specific to cohort geography
Clean Energy Fellows in the PNW Power Grid cohort must serve students within customer-owned utility territory (Bonneville Power Administration service area) in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana. Am I in within a customer owned utility territory (link to interactive map)? Note educators in areas served exclusively by the following utilities are not eligible for this program: Portland General Electric, Puget Sound Energy, Idaho Power, Pacific Power, Rocky Mountain Power, Avista Energy, Northwestern Energy.
Clean Energy Fellows in the PA cohort must serve students in the state of Pennsylvania.
NJ Offshore Wind Educator Leaders (OWLs) must serve students in the state of New Jersey
Clean Energy Fellows can apply individually or in pairs.
The ideal Fellow will have:
a role serving students from minoritized identities in STEM (BIPOC, LatinX, LGBTQ+, women), or rural populations
experience in curriculum design and educational leadership
demonstrated knowledge of career-connected learning strategies
strong knowledge of and some experience in teaching three-dimensional STEM as modeled by the Next Generation Science Standards
experience and training in pedagogical approaches that support equitable learning, and a personal commitment to equity and justice that includes an honest examination of their own identity and role in current systems
awareness of successful approaches to PD in their district