Through the Negotiation Education Teachers (NET) Fellowship program inaugurated with the support of the U.S. Embassy in 2017, PATHWAYS is working with a cohort of dedicated English Language educators to create and pilot an innovative platform of teaching tools for incorporating negotiation education into the English language curriculum – via literature, aural and speaking skills, and more.
Fellows take part in an academic year-long process involving professional development workshops, purposeful observation of Game Changers student workshops, webinars with global leaders in negotiation, and collaborative creation of and experimentation with teaching tools. Participants receive 30 hours of professional development credits, with a grade, from the Ministry of Education.
PATHWAYS selected 24 English Language educators for the NET Fellowship in a competitive, national application process based on their demonstrated motivation and commitment to the process, values, and goals of the program. As with our other experiential learning programs, fellows hail from cities and schools from the North to the Negev, and include teachers with a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
Each Fellow has committed to creating two original teaching tools (gateways, activities) for bringing negotiation concepts into the English Language classroom. In addition, they will test and provide feedback to tools from the Fellow from their partner school. Teaching tools created as part of the Fellowship will be made publicly available under a Creative Commons license, with attribution to the author/s.