Apply to the DINÉ – Diné Institute for Navajo Nation Educators
*We are not currently accepting applications for this program.
Teachers in the DINÉ are motivated, intellectually curious teachers who want to improve their content knowledge and have high expectations for their students. Fellows must also commit to remaining in the classroom in their current district or school on the Navajo Nation for at least three years. Due to the workload, first-year teachers are not typically encouraged to apply for the DINÉ. If you meet these criteria, you may apply.
The application is completed via google forms, which requires you to complete and submit the entire application at one time. Please be sure you allow sufficient time to do this; we recommend approximately one hour. You will need to confirm that your principal supports your application, so you should talk about this with her/him before you apply. The application includes three longer questions, and we recommend you draft your answers to these three questions in Microsoft Word (or a similar word processing program) ahead of time and then copy and paste them into the application when you are ready to complete the full application. Each answer should be between 300-500 words. These three longer questions are:
- Part of the DINÉ Institute’s mission is to reach teachers who are leaders in their school districts. How do you demonstrate leadership in your role as a teacher?
- State your first-choice seminar from the list above (see options here). Explain why you are interested in this seminar topic, and describe a specific way you could integrate this seminar topic into your teaching.
- State your second-choice seminar from the list above (see options here). Explain why you are interested in this seminar topic, and describe a specific way you could integrate this seminar topic into your teaching. If you do not have a second-choice, please just write that and move on to the next question.