Burgum announces Education Innovators Fellowship

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:30pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the creation of the K-12 Education Innovators Fellowship. The fellowship is a partnership between Burgum and the Governor’s Office, state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and the Department of Public Instruction, “What School Could Be” author Ted Dintersmith and educational leaders from across the state.

The fellowship program is open to educators from across North Dakota and aims to provide fellows with the experience and expertise needed to advance evidence-based and community-derived initiatives led by North Dakota educators. Participants will have access to a community of leaders working to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in education.

Applications for the fellowship will be accepted through May 18. For more information, visit here.

The fellowship furthers Burgum’s commitment to transforming education, one of the administration’s five strategic initiatives. Last year marked the first Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, an event bringing together local, state and national leaders in education.

This year’s Summit on Innovative Education will take place June 7 at Northern Cass School near Arthur and Hunter. Several fellows will present at the summit. A new addition to the summit will be a “30 Hour Innovation Challenge” allowing teams of educators to compete by presenting ideas to improve education.

To register for the 2018 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-governors-summit-on-innovative-education-registration-44263688885.