On September 9, 2021, the Pulitzer Center education team was joined in conversation by Teacher Fellows Comfort Agboola (fifth-grade teacher in Chicago, IL) and Tania Mohammed (high school teacher in Brooklyn, NY). Agboola and Mohammed shared innovative units they created as Fellows to introduce underreported global issues into their classrooms. They shared their experiences using this curriculum to strengthen media literacy, critical thinking, and empathy, as well as students' responses. Agboola's unit for elementary students focuses on hope and community action in the face of national inequities. Mohammed's unit for high school students focuses on the choices people make at different stages of the migration process.
Agboola, Mohammed, and the Pulitzer Center education team also shared details about the 2021-2022 Teacher Fellowship, offered tips for applying, and answered participants' questions. The Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellowship is a paid, virtual opportunity to develop, teach, and publish an original short unit with the support of other passionate educators, award-winning journalists, and the Pulitzer Center education team. Applications for this year's Fellowship close September 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT. You can find more details about the Fellowship, including eligibility requirements and a link to apply, at this page.