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Appalachian Regional Commission grant funds NCCAT programs

The essential components of this NCCAT program cover the concept of leadership before drilling into the specifics of teacher leadership.

Thanks to generous grants by the Appalachian Regional Commission made a Teacher Leadership Insititue with Burke, Clay and Graham Counties possible a the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

The essential components of this NCCAT program cover the concept of leadership before drilling into the specifics of teacher leadership. Educators explore the elements of leadership, teacher leadership potential, personality traits, group dynamics, mentoring, problem solving, teacher leadership standards, and implementing teacher leadership roles in the school setting.

They acquire skills and abilities to unlock and enhance their own leadership potential. Other elements of the program can be at the discretion of the Local Education Agencies and include such topics as professional learning communities, data-informed leadership, team building, technology leadership, and more.

“This was the best professional development that I have ever participated in during my teaching career. The teaching strategies were effective and promoted engagement,” Tina Barrett of Hayesville Middle School said.

 

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