[NOBE-L] Teach a Child, Change the World: Paid Summer Teaching Opportunity

Anderson, Karen KAnderson at nfb.org
Thu Nov 7 08:00:17 UTC 2019

Participate in the NFB BELL® Academy Teacher Immersion Program

Are you a teacher of blind students or a future 
teacher working on certification? Consider 
training and support with NFB BELL® Academy. 
Apply for the National Federation of the Blind’s 
2020 Teacher Training and Immersion Program for 
NFB BELL Academy­also known as Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning®.
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 at https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/nfb-bell-academy.

Karen Anderson
Education Programs Coordinator
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2243 | <mailto:KAnderson at nfb.org>KAnderson at nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind


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