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STEM Educators for Equity and Diversity (S.E.E.D) Fellows

The events in our nation have brought about an increased awareness of race and equity in the United States. Education has been a topic of this awareness as it relates to what and how students should be taught. Education reform that incorporates race, culture, and equity is on the horizon. As policy changes are being developed, it is vitally important to have associated changes in instruction. Educators require a space to discuss the issues and the implications on both their instructional practices and classroom culture. To accomplish this, educators require the knowledge and support to be empowered as advocates for their students. This literature group will be a support system as we advocate for social justice in education.


Apply early! We are accepting applications between now and August 18 on a rolling basis. Applications will be considered in the order that they are received. Once the cohort is full, all other applications will be waitlisted.

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The program consists of formal and informal North Carolina STEM educators. Eligible participants can be K-12 science teachers, K-12 math teachers, STEM teachers, school-based STEM coaches, regional STEM district leaders, informal educators, CTE teachers, museum educators, and higher education.


The SEED Fellows program is a community of practice that strives to encourage educators to embrace practices that engage all learners. Fellows will read and discuss books that focus on creating inclusive spaces that maximize instructional time and focus on student-centered learning. The books and reflection manuals are free to Fellows thanks to a generous donation by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). 

The group meets every other Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 via ZOOM from September to May with an orientation. In addition, there will be a 1/2 day orientation in the summer of 2024 and mandatory attendance to the Color of Education September 27-28th.

2022 SEED Fellows

Additional Information

View the 2021 SEED Fellows Video HERE

For all other information: Please email Michelle Ellis at