Kelly Writers House 'Open Learning Teaching Fellowship'

The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications to the ModPo Open Learning Teaching Fellowship, which will be offered for the first time in Fall 2015 and is designed to support teaching resources within the Modern and Contemporary American Poetry free open online non-credit 10-week course taught by Al Filreis and others. This Fellowship is sponsored by the Teacher Resource Center, an intrasite within ModPo. The Fellowship will provide graduate students in English, Comparative Literature, or Education with the opportunity to participate in ModPo while also gaining invaluable experience teaching and supporting students within an open learning course. Fellows will have the chance to pilot ModPo in their own classrooms (with the guidance of the Teacher Resource Center), as well as contribute to the ongoing expansion and development of the Teacher Resource Center through activities such as outreach to instructors, recruitment of lesson plan materials, and designing opportunities for teachers to bring ModPo into their live classrooms. This fellowship will provide a $4000 stipend. Qualified applicants should have experience teaching twentieth-century poetry and an interest in open online learning; interest and experience with MOOC or other open online courses a plus.

To apply, email a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy to Julia Bloch at .

Applications are due April 20, 2015.

Any currently enrolled student in a graduate degree program anywhere is eligible to apply. And one need not be in Philadelphia to participate.