TIP Partnership Opportunities
TIP – District C Cohort – Next teacher Cohort begins June 22; Zoom Meeting April 3
District C’s innovative learning model prepares students for the uniquely human job description of the future: work in diverse teams to solve real, complex problems. Problems are scoped from local businesses, municipal government, and non-profits. Through District C’s Coaching Institute, an intensive professional development experience, educators are coached on the mindsets and tools needed for collective problem solving and are empowered to bring the District C learning model back to their school. Plan to attend an online Zoom meeting on April 3 at 9 am to learn how your district can join the TIP/District C network this summer.
In January, District C partnered with TIP to create a network model across 3 TIP school districts, reaching teachers and students from Rowan Salisbury Schools, Edgecombe County Schools, and Warren County Schools. TIP member teachers from the first cohort share they are already incorporating elements of the learning experience in their lessons, as well as sharing it with their PLCs. They are all looking forward to piloting a District C learning experience in the fall.
This opportunity is a part of TIP’s exploration of the framework and programmatic elements of creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem which focuses on the core skills and mindsets that students will need for the modern economy: collective problem solving, presentation and communication skills, resilience, and rapid failure. Districts pay the cost for participation: $2,000 per teacher for the Coaching Institute. Additionally, there is a $1,000/year per school for membership which provides access to the District C playbook, a comprehensive guide and resource kit for implementing real-world learning experiences modeled after District C.
Additional information about the District C – TIP cohort experience is available here. You can also hear from District C as they are featured in these podcasts: Institute for Emerging Issues, First in Future podcast; Cape Fear Collective podcast (see 20:00-22:00 about Wake County Public Schools’ implementation). EdNC is producing a film featuring the first TIP/District C cohort and we will share it as soon as it is available