The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX)
Opens Nov 29 2021 08:00 AM (EST)
Deadline Feb 15 2022 11:59 PM (EST)
Description

About the Learning Sciences Exchange:
The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) is a groundbreaking, two-year fellowship program for mid-career professionals in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States and Canada who are interested in building cross-sector skills for communicating new research and catalyzing change in their schools and communities. The program’s goal is to foster broader understanding, widespread dissemination, and better application of the insights emerging from the science of learning for children ages 2 to 12. (For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.)

In our next round of fellows, we are looking for individuals in five sectors:

  • Researchers with newly emerging research on learning or learning variability and who have great interest in translating evidence into action for practitioners, parents, and policy-makers

  • Entrepreneurs with effective education solutions seeking to advance learning and education so children can thrive

  • Education leaders who run, administer, or design schools or systems focused on individualized learning and adaptive teaching, especially those with previous teaching experience

  • Education journalists seeking to gain a deeper understanding of learner variability and support more effective communications about the science of learning within education systems and among teachers and parents

  • Entertainment producers and game developers who want to gain a deeper understanding of learning variability and individualized learning across this age group


Deadline & How to Apply:
To be considered for the 2022-2024 LSX Fellowship Class, which runs from June 2022 to June 2024, you must submit the following application by Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST. If you have questions not answered in our FAQs, please contact us at lsx@newamerica.org.


What attributes are you looking for in fellows applicants?

We seek candidates who are well-positioned to bring new insights back to their communities and their respective fields to make a positive impact on children’s learning.

Candidates should be mid-career and experienced enough in their own fields to understand the value of seeking out new opportunities for collaboration and communication of ideas across different sectors. In addition to seeking those who want to improve learning systems for today’s kids and who are excited by interdisciplinary work, we value diverse perspectives and experiences in three main areas:

Across sectors. We seek fellows who represent at least one of these five sectors: research, education leadership, education entrepreneurship, education journalism, and entertainment. (The application form requires applicants to choose which one of these five sectors best represents their work; applicants will have the option of also choosing a secondary sector if desired.) 

Across geographic boundaries. We seek fellows across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States and Canada. (Unfortunately we cannot accommodate applicants from other regions of the world in this cohort.)

Across social groups. We seek fellows with varying and diverse experiences individually and in their communities emerging from identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status.

The Learning Sciences Exchange is a partnership among New America, learning scientists Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, and the Jacobs Foundation. 

Disclaimer
As a matter of commitment, policy, and law, New America is an equal opportunity employer.

The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX)


About the Learning Sciences Exchange:
The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) is a groundbreaking, two-year fellowship program for mid-career professionals in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States and Canada who are interested in building cross-sector skills for communicating new research and catalyzing change in their schools and communities. The program’s goal is to foster broader understanding, widespread dissemination, and better application of the insights emerging from the science of learning for children ages 2 to 12. (For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.)

In our next round of fellows, we are looking for individuals in five sectors:

  • Researchers with newly emerging research on learning or learning variability and who have great interest in translating evidence into action for practitioners, parents, and policy-makers

  • Entrepreneurs with effective education solutions seeking to advance learning and education so children can thrive

  • Education leaders who run, administer, or design schools or systems focused on individualized learning and adaptive teaching, especially those with previous teaching experience

  • Education journalists seeking to gain a deeper understanding of learner variability and support more effective communications about the science of learning within education systems and among teachers and parents

  • Entertainment producers and game developers who want to gain a deeper understanding of learning variability and individualized learning across this age group


Deadline & How to Apply:
To be considered for the 2022-2024 LSX Fellowship Class, which runs from June 2022 to June 2024, you must submit the following application by Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST. If you have questions not answered in our FAQs, please contact us at lsx@newamerica.org.


What attributes are you looking for in fellows applicants?

We seek candidates who are well-positioned to bring new insights back to their communities and their respective fields to make a positive impact on children’s learning.

Candidates should be mid-career and experienced enough in their own fields to understand the value of seeking out new opportunities for collaboration and communication of ideas across different sectors. In addition to seeking those who want to improve learning systems for today’s kids and who are excited by interdisciplinary work, we value diverse perspectives and experiences in three main areas:

Across sectors. We seek fellows who represent at least one of these five sectors: research, education leadership, education entrepreneurship, education journalism, and entertainment. (The application form requires applicants to choose which one of these five sectors best represents their work; applicants will have the option of also choosing a secondary sector if desired.) 

Across geographic boundaries. We seek fellows across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States and Canada. (Unfortunately we cannot accommodate applicants from other regions of the world in this cohort.)

Across social groups. We seek fellows with varying and diverse experiences individually and in their communities emerging from identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status.

The Learning Sciences Exchange is a partnership among New America, learning scientists Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, and the Jacobs Foundation. 

Disclaimer
As a matter of commitment, policy, and law, New America is an equal opportunity employer.

Opens
Nov 29 2021 08:00 AM (EST)
Deadline
Feb 15 2022 11:59 PM (EST)