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The 2020-2022 Fellows cohort met in early February to work on grant writing. Each Fellow will present their grant proposals for review and discussion at the September, 2021 meeting. The Fellows discussed how to determine a match for their grant proposal ideas and how to evaluate the "big" picture of grant proposal writing. This includes the need for a clear and evident vision, how to identify the need, provide for diversity, develop a budget, while promising only what can be delivered. The Fellows Board Committee members engaged the Fellows during the virtual meeting with example proposal ideas, budgeting considerations, and tips on how to write a successful grant proposal.
Beginning in February, both the 2018-2020 and the 2020-2022 Fellows Cohorts were offered the opportunity to extend their professional learning and leadership capabilities by participating in a Problem Based Learning (PBL) training led by Dr. Stan Hill who directs The Center for Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL), at Wake Forest School of Medicine. All Fellows have one year to complete the course and NCSLA Past-President, Manley Midgett, is working with the Fellow Committee to assist Fellows with this course.
Spotlight on 2020-2022 Fellows
Amethyst Klein has been instrumental in writing and revising K-5 Science Curriculum for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, a project that began in June 2020. She also worked tirelessly throughout the 2020-2021 school year creating instructional videos for kindergarten, first, fourth, and fifth grades, demonstrating the exploration piece of science lessons so teachers across the district could provide equitable access to these science activities for their remote learners. Amethyst teaches kindergarten through fifth grade students in the science lab at University Park Creative Arts in Charlotte. She recently finished her TD certification.