Professional Development

Educators-in-Residence

The Henry Ford seeks to give educators access to its collection of 26 million artifacts that provide "past-forward" examples of American innovation, ingenuity, and resourcefulness.

Create Equitable Opportunities for Students

Research shows that we're all born with the ability to innovate, but not everyone has equitable access to opportunities to hone and practice those skills. One way to address this opportunity gap is to introduce students early and often to examples of innovators from the past and present.

Build a New Classroom Culture

During the 2022-23 school year, The Henry Ford will select up to ten K-12 educators to explore and implement ideas to create a new kind of classroom culture where students feel empowered to think and act like innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Apply Now for the 2022-23 Cohort

This hybrid program will span the 2022-23 school year, starting with an on-site kick-off at The Henry Ford in July 2022 and followed by virtual check-ins from August 2022-June 2023. Educators will be selected based on their applications.

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Educators-in-Residence FAQs

This hybrid program will span the 2022-23 school year, starting with an on-site kick-off at The Henry Ford in July 2022 and followed by virtual check-ins from August 2022-June 2023. Educators will be selected based on their applications. To be considered for the 2022 cohort, read through the guidelines below and then apply here by May 27, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Please email any questions to inhub@thehenryford.org.

What will the Educators-in-Residence do?

  • Connect with a cohort of like-minded educators
  • Share and assess current classroom techniques, activities, lessons, and approaches with the cohort.
  • Work with cohort, THF education staff, and experts to find stories, tools, and resources that can help build a culture of creativity.
  • Test out new techniques, activities, and resources in the classroom and capture student impact. 

What is the commitment?

Each educator-in-residence will be…

  • Available to be onsite at The Henry Ford July 19-21, 2022 (21 hours)
  • Willing to test new ideas and/or lessons in your classroom during the 2022-23 school year.
  • Able to attend 4 virtual check-ins during the 2022-23 school year to reflect on how well new ideas or lessons worked with students. (4-5 hours)

Who should apply?

An ideal Educator-in-Residence:

  • Is a certified K-12 educator, student teacher, curriculum director, instructional coach, or youth services provider in any subject area in the United States.
  • Wants time and support to assess needs in the classroom and design potential solutions with a dedicated cohort.
  • Is open to new ideas and giving and receiving constructive criticism
  • Is passionate about exploring primary sources, artifacts, and stories to embed in the classroom.

Why should I apply?

Educators-in-residence will receive benefits like…

  • $500 stipend
  • One-year inHub Premium membership ($99 value)
  • One-year membership to The Henry Ford ($65 value)
  • SCECHs for Michigan teachers and letter of completion for all educators

How do I apply?

Apply here by May 27, 2022, at 11:59pm EDT. Applicants will be notified about their status by June 6, 2022. If you have any questions, please email Olivia Marsh at oliviam@thehenryford.org.

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