Are you a systems-focused educator in Alaska, Oregon or Washington? Have you been working to engage communities, families, and students in re-imagining a more equitable education system?
Despite efforts to involve communities and families, many education systems struggle to engage local partners beyond symbolic input. The Co-design Fellowship supports teams by centering community voices in re-designing education systems.
The fellowship is a year-long learning experience and community of action. We invite systems leaders to team up with educators, youth, families, and communities — particularly those underserved by our system — to apply.
Building from research from the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, the fellowship uses a cohort model where teams learn together and receive support over the course of a year. We provide an in-depth launch, quarterly online meetings, and small-group coaching. All participating teams will receive training, team coaching, and additional resources valuing $50,000.
Examples of co-design collaborations include teacher and principal hiring processes and family engagement policies.
Applications are due May 21, 2023, by 5 pm PT. The fellowship will launch in early June and continue for one year.
- Co-design Fellowship application
- FAQs: The Co-design Fellowship
- April 20 Information Session slides
- Meet the Fellowship Core Facilitation Team
- Co-design Fellowship: What’s Our Why
April 20 Information Session Recording
- Through the pandemic portal: Turning to community to cultivate a relational paradigm of leadership | Dr. Ann Ishimaru
- Possible futures: Youth, families, and communities as educational leaders | Dr. Ann Ishimaru
- Rethinking schools, rethinking learning | Dr. Maxine McKinney de Royston et al.
The Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) is a national network of scholars, practitioners, and family and community leaders who work to center racial equity in family engagement. Learn more at the Family Leadership Design Collaborative Website.