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Overview & Expectations

This fellowship is designed for teachers working in secure juvenile facilities. How can students be empowered to have voice and choice within their learning environment? How can assessments be designed so that students show mastery by creating meaningful products that are reviewed by authentic audiences? How might designing lessons with purpose and intention allow for engaging experiences that set up all students to succeed? As part of this paid, virtual and in-person Fellowship, a cohort of teachers will explore these questions in a community with other passionate Fellows and the BreakFree Education team.


From January through May, Fellows will participate in five evening virtual workshops to explore purposeful design and planning approaches to lesson building. As part of these workshops, teachers will also develop a short educational initiative (3-10 class periods) that supports students in developing curiosity, practicing skills, and mastering concepts within a core content area. Each initiative will be designed using BreakFree Education’s initiative framework and will include a culminating project.  


Fellows will also attend a 2 day retreat in June 2024 to finalize their initiative design. Fellows’ work will be shared on the BreakFree Education website. Fellows may also have their initiative selected as a BreakFree sponsored initiative for the

2024-2025 school year.


Teacher Fellowship Materials

​Meeting Schedule

  • Monday January 22, 2024: Workshop Session 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST

  • Monday February 26, 2024: Workshop Session 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST

  • Monday March 25, 2024: Workshop Session 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST

  • Monday April 22, 2024: Workshop Session 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST

  • Tuesday May 28, 2024: Workshop Session 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST

  • June 13-15, 2024: Retreat held in Washington, DC






  • Coming Soon!

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