The Hollyhock Fellowship is a two-year experience consisting of two components each year: summer professional learning at Stanford University and virtual coaching during the school year.
Summer Professional Learning
At the Hollyhock Summer Institute, fellows participate in a sequence of research-based professional development. The institute engages the fellows in four strands of PD:
- developing pedagogical expertise in teaching a core content area
- examining issues of equity as a teacher leader in the classroom
- building community within and across participating schools
- interacting with Stanford scholars regarding the latest educational and content-specific research
The core-content sessions—English, history, math, and science— focus on expanding the fellows’ content knowledge and pedagogical approach to teaching to equitably benefit all students they teach. Every fellow has an opportunity to apply the concepts learned in a rehearsal structure by practicing aspects of teaching in front of small groups of other fellows and receiving feedback.
The cross-content equity sessions—working in and across school teams—examine issues of equity in schools and develop a collaboration skill set to build community among the fellows and back at individual school sites.