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2021–22 Teacher Development Program

Starting this July, we are bringing together a cohort of educators from across the region for an exciting professional development journey. Over the course of a year, participants will take a deep look at adapting instructional content and pedagogy to address the changing, post-COVID landscape of high school education, and they will explore opportunities to extend their impact through community leadership.

Do you teach economics, financial education or college and career readiness at the secondary level? Are you passionate about growing as a teacher leader—and as an advocate for equity and inclusion in the community? Apply now to join the Dallas Fed’s new Teacher Development Program.

Starting this July, we are bringing together a cohort of educators from across the region for an exciting professional development journey. Over the course of a year, participants will take a deep look at adapting instructional content and pedagogy to address the changing, post-COVID landscape of high school education, and they will explore opportunities to extend their impact through community leadership. Along the way, they will get to know the people and functions of the Dallas Fed and review the educational resources it offers.

What is included in the program?

Our yearlong professional development program will help you grow as a teacher leader inside and outside the classroom and provide opportunities to collaborate with other motivated educators from a variety of school districts and regions. The program is offered free of charge to selected applicants and will provide a minimum of 15 CPE credits, with the opportunity to earn up to 21 credits on completion. All sessions will be conducted virtually.

The content will focus on four areas: leadership, continuous learning, community impact and an introduction to the Federal Reserve.

Our 2021–22 program will begin with a two-day kickoff July 14–15. During the school year, evening sessions will be held once every other month. The program will conclude with a two-day session in summer 2022. See the overview of session dates and topics below.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Teaching level: High-school and middle-school educators.
  • School location: Anywhere in the region served by the Dallas Fed—Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Louisiana. Teachers serving majority-minority schools are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Subject areas: Economics, financial education or college and career readiness. Applicants may be social studies or career and technical education teachers.
  • Classroom experience: Applicants should have at least two complete years of classroom teaching experience. They should be passionate about their own growth and learning to become a teacher leader.

How do I apply?

  • Required: Submit your application by 5 p.m. CT on Monday, June 28.
  • Recommended: Provide an optional supporting nomination from an administrator, such as a principal or content coordinator. See the application link for more details.

Program Overview

Summer 2021

  • Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday, July 14–15, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CT daily.
  • Topics: Growth Mindset, Change Management, Addressing Challenges in Lower-Income Communities, Fed 101

School Year 2021-22

  • Schedule: 5–6:30 p.m. CT on five Wednesdays.
  • Dates and Topics:
    • September 1: Dallas Fed Economic Education Resources
    • November 3: From Barriers to Bridges (Community Impact)
    • January 12: Certificate and Degree Opportunities for Teachers
    • March 2: Leading from the Classroom
    • May 4: Think and Act like an Owner

Summer 2022

  • Schedule: Two-day concluding segment; dates to be determined.
  • Topics: Putting What You’ve Learned into Action, Next Steps

For more information, contact Cathryn McClellan Kelly at dal.econed@dal.frb.org.
Economic Education