What is the Empowering Teacher Learning Project?
The Empowering Teacher Learning Project is a 5-year, $12M research project funded by the Department of Education that will measure the impacts of a teacher-directed professional learning program in rural, western North Carolina middle schools. As part of the program, teachers will earn licensure renewal credits (CEUs) by completing teacher-selected, online, competency-based micro-credentials. At the heart of this partnership between NC Schools, Appalachian State, NCDPI and Digital Promise, is the idea that when teachers are given choice and support in their professional learning, it can lead to benefits for teachers, students, and communities.
Empowering Teacher Learning Program Summary
Teachers earn $250 per micro-credential
Teachers decide on professional learning needs, goals, topics, and pacing
Teachers earn competency-based onlinemicro-credentials
Coaches (ETL Navigators) support teachers on micro-credential journey
100% of earned micro-credentials can be used towards recertification CEUs
Research team will measure project impacts and share all relevant data with districts
Our goal is to have scalable model for professional learning that can impact all NC teachers!
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