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Kenan Fellows Visit NCCAT

The Professional Learning Summer Institute at Cullowhee was the first of two Professional Learning Institutes for the 2017–18 Kenan Fellows cohort.

CULLOWHEE—For the tenth year, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching's western campus hosted the Professional Learning Summer Institute for the incoming cohort of Kenan Fellows from June 19–23.

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, the largest (science, technology, engineering and math) STEM-focused teacher leadership program in North Carolina, is an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at N.C. State University. The Program bridges the gap between K–12 education, industry and research by immersing teacher leaders in highly technical and/or locally relevant summer work experiences and supporting them as they design methods for transferring their “real-world” learning back to the classroom.

The Summer Institute at Cullowhee was the first of two Professional Learning Institutes for the 2017–18 Kenan Fellows cohort. The Biogen Foundation is the Lead Champion for the institutes. By the end of their fellowship, the Kenan Fellows will have completed 80 hours of professional development designed to support them as the fellowship strengthens their voices as practitioners and teacher leaders.

Educators in the Kenan Fellows Alumni Network design and lead the institutes, which are an intensive professional development experience that explore issues related to educational leadership, integrated science, appropriate use of educational technology and applied ethics.

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