One of the top issues across the board among teachers surveyed is lack of professional development and support as they attempt to educate our kids in a way that will prepare them for their future.
Enter the Manchester Chamber Education Leadership Program, which recently graduated its first class of 15 teachers.
The thrust is developing positive community relationships between Manchester schools and businesses while recognizing and nurturing a rapport between educators and the local business community.
The program gives educators a stronger understanding of where industry sectors are going and the knowledge necessary to better prepare students for careers in high-growth industries.
The next Educator Leadership program begins in October with a total of seven monthly sessions held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in October, November, January, February, March, April and May. Each session focuses on a new industry with presentations by business leaders through lectures and discussions during on-site visits. Tuition is $250 and due by July 31.
Who Should Apply
This year, educators (teachers, guidance counselors, reading and math specialists, etc.) from the elementary, middle and high schools in Manchester are invited to apply for Educator Leadership. Those chosen will have demonstrated a strong commitment to education and the Manchester community, have achieved high levels of leadership in their respective spheres of influence and are capable of assuming greater responsibility in the future, including taking what they have learned back to their schools to share with other educators as well as making the necessary commitment to attend all the Educator Leadership classes.
Does that sound like you?
Health and Social Services – October 15, 2014
Creative Economy (marketing, arts, etc.) – November 19, 2014
Construction, Infrastructure (including transportation) and Energy – January 21, 2015
Financial Services and Engineering Technology – February18, 2015
Public Safety and Government – March 18, 2015
Technology and Advanced Manufacturing – April 15, 2015
Hospitality, Tourism, Retail and Automotive – May 20, 2015
Registration & Payment
Educator Leadership begins with its first session on October 15 followed by six more sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. monthly through May. The tuition for each participant is $250, which is due and payable by July 31 and is non-refundable.