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 Responsibilities of Fellows

Complete all core activities:

Core ActivityEstimated Time Commitment
(over two years)
Flexibility of
How and When Accomplished
Year 1
Attend Induction Meeting in June 2.5 Hours None
Attend all monthly Fellows Meetings 32 Hours None
Prep work for monthly meetings 20 Hours Flexible
Attend all PLC small group Meetings 40 Hours Semi-Flexible
Videotape 3 lessons plus one practice lesson (Between both years) 3 Hours Semi-Flexible
Year 2
Weekly reflection entries 15 Hours Flexible
Develop and carry out professional growth plan 120 Hours Highly Flexible
Design, lead, and videotape a professional development workshop 5 Hours Highly Flexible
Meet with district cohort Fellows and Coordinator 7.5 Hours Semi-Flexible
Meet with your advisor at regular intervals 5 Hours Flexible
Total 250 Hours  
  • 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 2014 - 2015 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 up to 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