Recently, I applied for and was selected to be in what Barbara Hunter Cox of APSRC terms the "first cadre of Teacher Leaders representing Arkansas in the Gates’ Teacher Practice Networks." This opportunity to grow as a Teacher Leader is intended to inspire the cadre to "use our collective power to improve education in Arkansas" according to Cox.
I am grateful to Barbara Hunter Cox and Teresa Chance for providing my invitation to the @APSRC Teacher Practice Network, TPN. These women are movers and shakers in education in Arkansas. They have received numerous Gates Education grants to help sustain the work of @APSRC which provides educational support and technical assistance to schools in Arkansas.
My colleague Jessica Wright and other APSRC identified Teacher Leaders designed and ran the first #ECET2AR conference. #ECET2 intended to harness the power of teacher leaders to deepen learning and improve the teaching practice to better serve students. The process to apply for TPN was announced at the #ECET2AR conference.
I am enticed by the possibilities TPN will provide to me, my fellow teacher leaders, and the state of Arkansas. Connecting like-minded Teacher Leaders in Arkansas will empower and energize the various diverse communities across the state to empower and equip the current generation of students. A final thank you to Superintendent Atnan Ekin for agreeing to allow me to accept the invitation to TPN.
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