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Shifting Power is a collaborative initiative between Remake Learning and the University of Pittsburgh School of Education funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Beginning in August 2020, the initiative will pair 20 Black and Latinx educators with 20 researchers across institutions in Western Pennsylvania. Together, these teams will co-develop and implement research projects in the educators’ learning spaces. With the support of their research partner and a deeply place-based, emancipatory R&D infrastructure (based on the work of Dr. Temple Lovelace), participating educators will be positioned to lead and solve their own problems of practice.
Any Black or Latinx educator who provides ongoing direct educational service to children in grades PreK-12 in either a school or out-of-school setting is invited to apply. This includes classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, homeschooling parents, year-round after-school providers, teaching artists, and youth workers. Educators must be local to the greater Pittsburgh region. Educator participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 (taxable income). Please review the application materials for more details.
Any researcher of teaching and learning in grades PreK-12 is invited to apply. This includes university-based researchers and learning scientists, employees of research organizations, members of non-profit organization research teams, and individual researchers who have the ability to engage with an educator partner through a research and practice lens. Please review the application materials for more details.