FAQ — Nominate a Teacher for District C’s Coaching Institute

+ What's this all about?

District C's innovative learning model teaches high school students how to work in diverse teams to solve real problems. Through our Coaching Institute, we empower the best teachers in the Triangle to bring the District C model to their schools. We are currently looking for the Triangle's best 48 teachers for our 2019-2020 Coaching Institute. Our hope is that you know someone who'd be the perfect fit.

+ What kind of teacher makes a good nominee?

  • Progressive thinkers who are open to new ideas and approaches, especially ones that will challenge the status quo.
  • Self-improvers who are always looking for ways to get better at their craft.
  • Student advocates who understand the urgency of preparing their students with the flexible mindsets needed to succeed in the future of work.
  • Passionate educators who go the extra mile to be exceptional at their work.

+ Can I nominate myself?

Please do!

+ Who is eligible?

  • High school teachers from Wake, Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties in North Carolina
  • Public, private, and charter school teachers
  • Teachers of any subject

+ When is the nomination deadline?

We will accept nominations through March of 2019.

+ What will happen after I submit my nomination?

  1. We will reach out to your nominee and let them know that you've nominated them.
  2. If they are interested, we will invite them to get to know our program by: (i) having a conversation with us, (ii) observing one of our student sessions, and (iii) speaking with one of our current Coaching Fellows.
  3. If the fit is right and if their school is supportive, we will invite them to be one of 48 District C Coaching Fellows for our 2019-2020 Coaching Institute.

+ How can I learn more about the Coaching Institute?

You can find more details here.

+ This seems like a big commitment for teachers... is it worth it?

We think it is, but don't take our word for it. Here's a comment from one of our Coaching Fellows:

"This was the most meaningful professional development experience I’ve ever had in twenty years of teaching."