I am excited to share with you an exciting opportunity available to teachers in pilot schools in Arizona this spring. thinklaw is launching the application cycle for The BEE Project, which pays Black and Hispanic teachers $2,000 to earn their state gifted credential through our unique professional learning and clinical cohort.

The BEE Project inspires, trains, and advocates for Black and Hispanic teachers to equitably design and lead gifted and talented education programs through an asset-based framework that supports the unique needs of brilliant students of color and their families.

With generous support from the Burton Family Foundation, The BEE Project will pay Black and Hispanic educators in Arizona $2,000 to earn their state gifted endorsement. Our combined clinical and professional learning experience gives Black and Hispanic educators the training they need to start, teach, lead, and operate equitable gifted and talented programs in their school systems.

Your teachers are invited to join the inaugural cohort of The BEE Project in Arizona!


  • Time Commitment: The cohort will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. MT, beginning on February 9th, and continuing for 9 weeks through April (excluding Spring Break).
  • Course Content: The course syllabus will follow National Association for Gifted Children standards and sessions will be facilitated by experts across the field of gifted education.
  • Mandatory Research Participation: In addition to weekly sessions, cohort members will earn clinical hours through classroom practice and participate in a research study conducted in partnership with Arizona State University.
  • Administrative Support Required: The teacher application requires a recommendation from a district administrator or principal and approval of the program fee.
  • Program Fee: Districts or schools must pay a $750 per teacher program fee for each teacher admitted to The BEE Project.
  • January 30th Deadline: Applications are due no later than Sunday, January 30th, at 10:00 p.m. MT.
  • Qualifications: In order to apply, your teacher(s) must be able to commit to the meeting schedule above and:
    • Identify as a Black or Hispanic teacher.
    • Be currently teaching in the state of Arizona and hold an active Arizona teaching license.
    • Have 2+ years of teaching experience.


Next steps:


  • Please share the attached application information with any teachers who meet the above criteria who you feel would be excellent candidates for the program.
  • I will be hosting an informational session with opportunities for Q&A on Wednesday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m. MT. You and interested applicants can sign up here.

Thanks in advance for sharing this opportunity with your teachers!


Colin Seale

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