American Fidelity STEM Teacher Fellowship Applications Now Open
January 24, 2023EIN Presswire
Applications are now open for the American Fidelity STEM Teacher Fellowship program.
Itâ€™s the best professional development Iâ€™ve ever had. I would definitely give up another summer to do it again.”OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Applications are now open for the American Fidelity STEM Teacher Fellowship program.
— Cathy Gover, Altus Public Schools
The AF Teacher Fellowship program gives teachers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a corporate IT setting, as well as network with other teachers, learning knowledge and skills that they can then take back to their classrooms to help students prepare for technology-based careers.
â€œResources, student impact, collaboration between IT leadership and fellow teachers are just a few of the things Iâ€™m able to take back to my students,â€� Edmond Public Schools teacher and 2022 fellow Penny Antkowiak said. â€œWith this fellowship, teachers can get students excited about IT careers.â€�â€¯
Applications for this yearâ€™s program are open to third- through 12th-grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers and are due by Feb. 24.
The selected candidates will work in American Fidelityâ€™s software development, IT security, data or technical infrastructure areas for the summer, earning $30 per hour. Additionally, the teachers receive a $2,000 stipend for their classrooms upon completion of the program. There is also built-in flexibility, with up to two weeks of unpaid time off available.
The 2023 class begins on June 6 and plans to welcome 15 teachers, becoming one of the largest program classes to date. Interested teachers can find more information and apply atâ€¯americanfidelity.com/about-us/af-teacher-fellowship/.
â€œItâ€™s the best professional development Iâ€™ve ever had,â€� Altus Public Schools teacher and 2022 fellow Cathy Gover said. â€œI would definitely give up another summer to do it again.â€�â€¯
Qualified applicants will be required to attend a hiring event on March 17. The 2023 program aims to have onsite collaboration at American Fidelity headquarters in Oklahoma City as often as possible but will remain flexible to virtual options as needed.
About American Fidelityâ€¯
American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider serving more than 1 million policyholders across 49 states with a focus on offering a different opinion for Customers in the education, public sector, automotive and healthcare industries. For more information, visit americanfidelity.com.â€¯â€¯â€¯
American Fidelity has earned an â€œA+â€� (Superior) from the A.M. Best Company since 1982. One of the nationâ€™s leading insurance company rating services, A.M. Best conducts a strict review process for financial stability every year. The Company is also recognized as one of Ward’sÂ© 50 top performing life-health insurance companies, Great Place to WorkÂ® and Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance 2022 and Foundryâ€™s Computerworld 2023 Best Places to Work in IT.â€¯â€¯
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