NFTE’s Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps, a professional community for educators passionate about activating the entrepreneurial mindset in students, launched in 2017. Now, nearly 350 Teacher Corps members bring the mindset and startup skills to over 22,000 students across the nation.
Corps members have access to ongoing professional development, recognition and leadership opportunities as well as other resources and support services. At present, 16 Lead Teachers oversee peer-to-peer learning for the Corps, and 11 exceptional teachers, certified as NFTE Master Educators, steer professional development for the Corps.
The Teacher Corps community will come together in Philadelphia this July for its first annual conference focused on the theme of the teacher as an educational entrepreneur. This inaugural Entrepreneurial Teacher Summit is made possible through the generous support of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation.
Conference sessions on best practices for project-based learning, career/college-readiness and design of engaging learning experiences form the core of the Summit agenda with CEU tracks being offered as well. The event will also will feature remarks by Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia, and Dr. Bill Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, and keynote addresses by journalist Paul Tough, author of Helping Children Succeed, and Dr. Christopher Emdin, a leading authority on educational equity and author of Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation.
The conference will run four days, July 8-12, 2018, with all conference events taking place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
Expect dynamic speakers and engaging breakout sessions to help educators activate their own entrepreneurial mindset. Registration is open now.