Responsibilities

Being selected to be a Wipro Science Education Fellow is a great honor and responsibility. It honors your dedication to your teaching, your school, your students, your district and your professional development. The lists outline the responsibilities of the Fellows and School Administrators.

Primary Responsiblities of Fellows

Primary Responsibilities of School Administrators

Primary Responsibilities of the District Coordinators

Primary Responsibilities of the Wipro SEF Program


Primary Responsibilities of Fellows

Complete all core activities:

Core ActivityEstimated Time Commitment
(over two years)
Program YearLevel of Flexibility of How and WhenActivity isAccomplished

Attend Induction Meeting in June

 2.5 hours

 Year 1

 None

Attend all monthly Fellows Meetings

 32 hours

 Year 1

 None

Prep work for monthly meetings

 20 hours

 Year 1

 Flexible

Attend all PLC small group Meetings

 40 hours

 Year 1

 Semi-Flexible

Videotape 3 lessons plus one practicelesson

 3 hours

 Year 1/Year 2

 Semi-Flexible

Weekly reflection entries

 15 hours

 Year 2

 Flexible

Develop and carry out professionalgrowth plan

 120 hours

 Year 2

 Highly Flexible

Design, lead, and videotape aprofessional development workshop

 5 hours

 Year 2

 Highly Flexible

Meet with district cohort Fellows andCoordinator

 7.5 hours

 Year 2

 Semi-Flexible

Meet with your advisor at regular intervals

 5 hours

 Year 2

 Flexible

Total

 250 Hours over two years

   

 

  • Be reflective, committed, and supportive in order to grow
  • Participate in evaluation and research, such as surveys and interviews, during and after your time as a Fellow
  • Implement the district science curriculum in your classroom

 

Primary Responsibilities of School Administrators

  • Support Fellow’s work
  • Allow the Fellow’s classroom to be videotaped 3 times during the 2013 - 2014 school year and once during Fall 2014; only students who have returned the Agreement for Media Appearances form will be seen on the video; videotapes are being viewed by peer teachers as a vehicle for discussion and will not be used to evaluate individual students. 
  • There may be opportunities for the Fellows to participate in national conferences, etc.  Be open to securing substitutes for up to 3 days during the school year (with at least 2 weeks of advance notice given); funds for the substitutes will be provided by the Wipro SEF Program.
  • Permit other Fellows to observe your school’s Fellow’s classroom
  • Implement the district science curriculum
  • Assist Fellows as they continue to seek leadership opportunities

Primary Responsibilities of the District Coordinators

  • Recruit eligible teachers to apply for program
  • Help select teachers
  • Attend monthly meetings with SEF Fellows
  • Lead quarterly district meetings with Fellows during the second year of the Fellowship
  • Attend district coordinator learning community meetings
  • Be actively engaged in the planning of the program

Primary Responsibilities of the Wipro SEF Program

  • Be supportive
  • Provide video equipment and support
  • Provide professional development that is stimulating, current, and pertinent
  • Be responsive to Fellows’ suggestions as much as possible
  • Assist Fellows as they continue to seek leadership opportunities
  • Provide training and support of individualized professional development plan
  • Compensate in a timely manner; Fellows will earn a total of $10,000 for completion of all components of the Science Ed ucation Fellowship.   Fellows will receive stipends over the course of the Fellowship upon completion of their requirements.  
  • Provide feedback on Fellows’ progress in the program throughout the Fellowship
  • Be realistic
  • Provide funds to district for 3 substitute days