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NC teachers offered $10k to share best practices

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is giving teachers the chance to earn a $10,000 bonus for sharing best practices with their peers across the state.

McCrory and state Superintendent June Atkinson announced the Governor's Teacher Network to encourage teachers across the state to share best practices to help advance the state's Race to the Top efforts.

About 450 teachers will be selected through a "rigorous" application process to serve for one year as content experts for Race to the Top initiatives. The program will begin this summer.

"The Governor's Teacher Network is a fantastic opportunity for teacher leaders to offer their very best thinking and expertise to support their peers across the state," McCrory. said "Their work will directly result in North Carolina teachers having access to more resources that will help them help students achieve at greater levels. Best of all, these resources will be designed for NC teachers, by NC teachers."

In addition to their teaching role, GTN teachers will be expected to either create professional development sessions and materials to address classroom instructional needs, or develop digital instructional resources for Home Base.

Home Base is a statewide, instructional improvement and student information system for teachers, students, parents and administrators.

Teachers selected for GTN will be paid $10,000 for their work.

Selection will be based on the following:

  • Depth and quality of prior experience conducting work related to the selected pathway;
  • Ability to provide resources for identified priority areas;
  • Strength and quality of proposed scope of work plan submitted (for Professional Development Pathway);
  • Strength and quality of sample items submitted (for Instructional Resources);
  • Local education agency size and geographic representation;
  • Grade level and subject representation; and
  • Priority Need Areas.

Teachers who are interested should apply by April 21. If selected, the state will notify the teacher by May 30.

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