Fourth National Convening of Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows: Tomorrow’s Teachers Today
In July, some 330 Fellows from the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships and the WW-Rockefeller Brother Fund Fellowship gathered in Detroit, MI for two days of networking and professional development. Titled “Tomorrow’s Teachers Today,” this fourth national convening of WW Teaching Fellows kicked off with an inspiring keynote address from Alycia Meriweather, the newly appointed Interim Superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools and a longtime partner in the WW Teaching Fellowship in Michigan. Ms. Meriweather spoke to Fellows about the tools all teachers in their metaphorical backpacks on the journey to becoming better educators. Day two of the event offered more than 50 breakout sessions, which focused on everything from culturally relevant pedagogy, project-based learning, and working with students’ families. For the first time ever, these sessions were primarily led by Fellows—some 84 percent featured Fellows as presenters, with the remainder offered by program faculty. See some sights from the convening in the photo gallery above.