[NFBC-Info] Fwd: Deadline Approaching! Apply for the NFB BELL® Teacher Immersion Program.

EverHairston ever.hairston at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 14:19:42 UTC 2019

Ever Lee Hairston, Member,
Board of Directors,
National Federation of the Blind
H: 323 654.2975
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everhairston03 at gmail.com

The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nations Blind. Every day we work together to help Blind people live the lives we want.

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From: National Federation of the Blind <webmaster at nfb.org>
Date: November 14, 2019 at 1:00:08 PM PST
To: Ever Lee Hairston <Ever.Hairston at gmail.com>
Subject: Deadline Approaching! Apply for the NFB BELL® Teacher Immersion Program.
Reply-To: "National Federation of the Blind" <webmaster at nfb.org>


Make a difference with your summer.

Here is what past teachers said about teaching at an NFB BELL Academy.

“I love teaching at the NFB BELL® Academy! Every year I come back to teach because I know that our students are not getting the skills they need in our schools.”
“I help with BELL because I want our students to have positive blind role models.”
“Every year after the BELL Academy I am inspired because I see how our students gain more confidence and skills in just one week!”
Participate in program to teach at an NFB BELL Academy. A dynamic teaching opportunity. World-class professionals. Hands-on experience. Financial compensation included.

About the program

This program is for teachers or future teachers who:

Believe in the capabilities of blind children
Actively promote the age-appropriate and effective use of Braille
Understand that exposure to independent blind role models plays an integral role in the academic and social success of blind students
Have enthusiasm about making learning fun
This program consists of:

A weekend of training on the curriculum, philosophy, and structure of our NFB BELL Academy.  This weekend will take place at the Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, beginning on Thursday evening, January 9 and concluding on Sunday, January 12, 2020.  The National Federation of the Blind will cover travel, lodging, and meals.
One to two weeks at one of our early NFB BELL Academies (May or early June, 2020), shadowing an experienced BELL Academy teacher, and gradually moving into a teaching role under the supervising teacher.  The cost of the immersion experience in one of our early academies will be covered by the National Federation of the Blind.
Teachers agree to be the lead teacher in at least one other BELL Academy during the 2020 summer season.
Support from an experienced NFB BELL Academy teacher who will be available for questions and assistance in preparing for the role of lead teacher for one of our state affiliates.
How to apply

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in the program to bell at nfb.org by November 15, 2019. A background check will be performed prior to your acceptance into the program.

Learn more about the NFB BELL® Academy.

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