Dec. 1, 2021
The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) is a groundbreaking, two-year fellowship for mid-career professionals in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa 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.
In our next round of fellows, we are looking for individuals in five categories:
- 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
LSX Fellows will work in teams to develop cross-sector projects that activate change in schools and other learning settings. This project will be showcased as the culmination of the fellowship at the third LSX summit in June 2024. Fellows will attend workshops and conferences on new directions in the science of learning, on how to support students of varying backgrounds and needs, and on how to communicate the science effectively with educators, parents, policymakers, and other broad audiences. Fellows will also work on concrete deliverables such as blog posts and op-eds. The ideal LSX Fellows candidate will be engaged in tackling education problems, applying the science of learning, or developing messages related to adaptive teaching and individualized learning.
Fifteen fellows will be chosen, three from each of the five sectors. The LSX Fellows’ first meeting is planned as a hybrid event (virtual and in-person, pandemic permitting) for June 2022 in Washington, DC at the second-ever LSX Summit, an event that will showcase the work of the current class of LSX Fellows. At the culmination of the fellowship in June 2024, the new class of LSX Fellows will showcase their work at a third LSX Summit.
The LSX is a partnership of New America, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University, Roberta Golinkoff of the University of Delaware, and the Jacobs Foundation. To learn more about the fellowship and determine eligibility, read our Frequently Asked Questions about what we are looking for, read recent articles by current and former fellows, and follow us on Twitter at @LSXFellowship.
How to Apply
Click here to register and apply. LSX Fellowship applicants are asked to submit short personal statements on the assets they bring (200 words) and what they hope to gain (200 words); a description of a particular area of study or project they are tackling already or would like to embark upon (200 words); a résumé or CV; and three work samples, which can be uploaded as PDFs or Word docs that are published pieces and/or that contain links to previous projects, published articles, videos, or other materials that help showcase their interests and talents. For troubleshooting on the application platform or other questions not answered by our FAQ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is February 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.