By Katy Murphy
Thursday, October 4th, 2007 at 4:02 pm in teachers.
Fund for Teachers is now accepting applications for a summer travel fellowship.
This past summer, Fund for Teachers and the Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute paid for 17 Oakland teachers to travel to Panama, Ecuador, Zimbabwe and other countries to study everything from archaeology and ecology to language and music.
Megan Jensen and Robert Feldstein (pictured above – Robert’s the one in yellow), science teachers at Lighthouse Community Charter School, went to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador to study ecosystems and preservation efforts.
Teachers from ASCEND, Bret Harte, Glenview, Fruitvale, International High School, North Oakland Community Charter, Skyline, Think College Now, Westlake and The College Preparatory School also (presumably) returned to their schools with new material.
(pictured to the left: Elena Aguilar of ASCEND School)
An informational meeting will be held from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the First Unitarian Church on 14th St.
Applications will be accepted now through Jan. 31.
For more information or to apply, visit www.fundforteachers.org.