Presentation on theme: "Southern Wayne High School Teacher Academy Program - TAP."— Presentation transcript:
Southern Wayne High School Teacher Academy Program - TAP
Rationale Teacher shortage in NC and Wayne County Critical need to attract young people to teaching Need to build more diverse teaching force Need to grow our own teachers who will stay in the community Support and focus driven opportunities for students while attending high school
Collaborative Partners Wayne Community College East Carolina University and the College of Education at ECU
Mission & Goals Encourage a diverse group of students to enter teaching Promote interest in teaching Grow our own teachers for Wayne County Schools Provide accelerated educational experiences to students Increase the number of students choosing teaching as a career
TAP Conceptual Framework Southern Wayne High School TAP Program Cadets Do not enter teacher education program after graduation Enter teacher education program after graduation Institutional Partners East Carolina University College of Education Wayne Community College Wayne County Public Schools TAP Advisory Board Opportunities through WCPS Teacher Cadet curriculum Attend state conferences Future Teachers of America membership Senior Project Field Based Experiences in schools other than SWHS Parent/student workshops Field trips/internships/tutoring Shadowing Attend local events with WCPS Teacher of Year presentations Job Fair Advising at middle and high school Work with dedicated teachers College & University Opportunities Tour WCC & ECU Learn & Earn credits through WCC Opportunity to earn General Ed core diploma and/or Associate degree while in high school Participate in “So You Want to be a Teacher Day at ECU” Shadow a Teaching Fellow at ECU Leadership Challenge Day at ECU Teacher Cadet Day at ECU Attend Teaching Fellows presentations at SWHS and at ECU
Advantages for TAP Cadets Opportunity to explore a career Practical experiences working with children and teaching Tuition waivers at the community college Dual-enrollment to earn college credits Guidance and experiences with a college and a university
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