June 23 - June 28, 2019

Fellowship holders will be expected to:

  • Complete all preliminary writing assignments and readings required by the instructor. Some of these assignments will be distributed in April and will be due prior to the start of the class;
  • Organize and/or support research that is designed to enhance his/her own teaching and further the goals of the Belin-Blank Fellowship program;
  • Make her/his classroom available to colleagues, administrators, and other educators for observations of new strategies;
  • Plan and implement new ideas and instructional techniques for gifted students in his or her classroom;
  • Lead others in the district to help develop greater understanding of gifted students;
  • Educate others by providing substantive in-services supporting the needs of gifted learners in the district;
  • Try to keep current on new literature and developments in gifted education;
  • Enjoy the full five-day summer residential workshop at the University of Iowa!

Administrators of participating schools provide the following for Fellowship holders (please share these expectations with your administrator):

  • Higher levels of support for Fellowship teachers to participate in leadership roles in their schools/districts regarding gifted education;
  • Encouragement and release time for Fellowship holders to attend the annual state conference for gifted education, or the National Association for Gifted Children Conference.
  • Letters of support for teachers applying for the Fellowship Program
  • Payment of $250.00 to cover all material for the Fellowship Program