Announcing: 2018 Summer Teaching Fellows Program

Futures Quarterly – Spring 2018
April 17, 2018
FTI Newsletter, Issue 101
April 21, 2018

Important Information

Application Deadline
May 25, 2018 at 5pm Eastern Time (U.S.)
Dates
August 14 - 16, 2018 10am - 4pm Eastern Time (U.S.) International applications are welcome, however please note the times we will be meeting.
Who Should Apply
Our Teaching Fellows program is open to current college and graduate school faculty. Selected high school faculty will be considered if space allows.

This August, FTI will host a special Teacher Training Fellowship for teachers who want to incorporate futures forecasting into their curriculum. The program lasts three intensive days, and we will teach fellows how to incorporate the tools of futurists into their existing coursework.

Upcoming Seminar Dates

August 13 - 17, 2018

10am - 4pm Eastern Time (U.S.)

International applications are welcome, however please note the times we will be meeting.

Who Should Apply

Our Teaching Fellows program is open to current college and graduate school faculty. Selected high school faculty will be considered if space allows. We prioritize those who primarily teach business, entrepreneurship, strategy, economics, political science, leadership, technology, journalism and the hard sciences. The program is virtual, and all classes must be attended to complete the fellowship.

The program is best suited to professors teaching courses in:

  • general business strategy
  • design thinking
  • entrepreneurship
  • economics
  • engineering
  • journalism/ media
  • political science
  • organizational management
  • technology (strategy, product development)

Agenda

Tuesday: Introduction and orientation to futures thinking; introduction to systems thinking; using a cross-disciplinary approach to your teaching

Wednesday:
 Deep-dive into the methodology; weak signals at the fringe; pattern identification; spotting emerging trends; incorporating these frameworks into your teaching​

Thursday: scenario development; implications analysis; incorporating scenarios into your teaching​; small group meetings to discuss your syllabi, answer questions, and advise you on incorporating futures thinking into your work​

Materials Included

Teaching Fellows will receive ample materials that they can use and adapt for their classes, including:

• sample syllabi

• classroom activities

• reading lists tailored to specific subjects/ courses

• Power Point slides

• A Slack team that will remain active indefinitely, so that we can continue to discuss best practices ideas

• list of recommended resources

Fees

There is no charge to participate in the Teaching Fellows program. A Teaching Certificate is awarded to Fellows who successfully complete the program.


Deadline and Application Form

If you applied for last year's postponed summer fellowship, you must apply again this year. The application deadline is May 20th. First round of accepted Fellows will be notified by May 31st. Second round will be notified by June 5th. Notifications will be sent via email.

 Apply here.


FAQ

  • If you applied for the 2017 program, which was postponed, we ask that you resubmit your application for this year using the link above.
  • This program is designed for teachers who want to learn more about how to incorporate foresight into their existing courses.
  • You must be currently teaching at a university or high school -- we can't accept corporate or professional trainers into this program.
  • There are no in-person meetings required, however we encourage Fellows who live near each other to meet up and work together.
  • If you are a teacher and want to participate but for some reason do not meet the criteria above, please email us with more details.

This August, FTI will host a special Teacher Training Fellowship for teachers who want to incorporate futures forecasting into their curriculum. The program lasts three intensive days, and we will teach fellows how to incorporate the tools of futurists into their existing coursework.

 

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