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The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia

Summer 2018 Opportunity for Educators to Explore Appalachia
Agee Films, in partnership with the University of North Carolina Asheville, is looking for K-12 teachers to join us for a tuition-free two-week teacher institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia, held from July 8 to July 20 in Asheville, will explore the environmental history of the Appalachian Mountains using an interdisciplinary approach. Teachers who attend the institute will receive a $2100 stipend as well as possible CEU credit.

The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia, will use original source materials along with film, music, art, science, literature and the mountains themselves to examine how landscapes shape culture and in turn how humans shape the land. The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia will be open to thirty K-12 teachers.

Using the experience of Appalachia, the institute will demonstrate how environmental history pres…

2018 Spring Early Release Overview

Johnston County Public Schools is excited about the early release spring learning series! Teaching and Learning Coaches will be in contact with you soon. Until then -

JCPS Professional Learning Opportunities

Capella University free Master of Transforming Teaching and Learning (MEd)must apply for the scholarship at hyperlink (above) by December 3 Educational Leadership Practicum (ELP) begins January 2018 ends in April 2018twice a month from 4 pm - 8 pmhalf-day stipend (for evening sessions)intent is participants will enter into JPLA in the summer (but not mandatory)more details about ELPcomplete application by December 5
Johnston Principal Leadership Academy (JPLA) Master of School Administration cohort: begins summer 2018cohort program with NCSU (still must apply to NCSU and pay tuition)cohort program will be geared towards JCPS initiativesNCSU Application Information

TTL Scholarship

JCPS Leadership Programs

Calling all teacher leaders! JCPS has partnered with RTI (Research Triangle Institute) as well as NC State University to provide two innovative programs for aspiring school leaders.

In the spring, the JCPS Educational Leadership Practicum will support teachers interested in becoming a lead learner, instructional leader, and school administrator. In a partnership with RTI, we have created competencies around communication, coaching, instructional leadership, as well as planning for effective professional learning. Participants will commit to 9 paid evening sessions from January 2017 to March 2018 as well as leadership coaching opportunities.

Starting in summer 2018, emerging leaders will embark on the Johnston Principal Leadership Academy (JPLA). This academy is based on NC State’s MSA program, which is ranked as one of the top principal preparation programs in the nation. The new MSA program has been jointly designed with Johnston County Public Schools as a partner in design, offering…

BB&T Leadership Institute

We are pleased to share that The BB&T Leadership Institute is now entering into our fourth year of supporting leadership development for North Carolina’s public school principals! Online enrollment  for the 2017-2018 school year is now open; the schedule and registration link, as well as a program description, are available on this website at

Friday Institute

The Friday Institute is continuing its MOOCs for Educators offerings, free online courses through which educators can obtain certificates of completion for CEU's. Enrollment is now open for five courses that begin on October 2:
Teaching Foundational Reading Skills (grade K-3 teachers)Computational Thinking and Design (grade 3-12 teachers, all curriculum areas)Learning Differences (all grade level and curriculum area teachers)Teaching Statistics through Inferential Reasoning (grade 6-12 mathematics teachers)
Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change (ITFs, Media Specialists, Mentor Teachers, other Coaches)

Further information and registration is available at

NC Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom Program

North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program will be providing an informative workshop for K-8 teachers at Byrd Farms in Bunnlevel on Tuesday, August 8th. We invite all K-8 teachers from the surrounding area to join us that day! Quick Facts: WHO: North Carolina K - 8 Teachers WHEN: August 8, 2017 from 8:30am - 3:30pm WHERE:Byrd Farms, Bunnlevel, NC CREDIT:.7 units of renewal credit for each teacher who successfully completes the workshop - appropriate for Literacy CEUs COST:$25 - Lunch will be provided by Harnett County Farm Bureau– ALL JOHNSTON COUNTY TEACHER COSTS WILL BE WAIVED COURTESY OF JOHSNTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU This workshop offers classroom-ready activities and lesson plans aligned directly to the Common Core and State Essential standards. It will focus on several unique aspects of agriculture with exploration of cotton, tobacco, wheat, soybean and corn production. Teachers will leave better prepared to educate students and to help them understand the sources of their …