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CarolinaCAP: A Model for Alternative Certification that Works

By Dr. Remona Jenkins, Director of Teacher Quality & Staff Development, Kershaw County School District Allyson, a kindergarten instructional assistant, first heard about CarolinaCAP through a…

It’s Never Too Late: Walk in Your Purpose with CarolinaCAP’s Support

By Tina M. Ramos-McBride Have you ever felt like you’re running a race a mile behind everyone at every turn, but then you blink and become a contender? You can see the cheering fans, the trophies…

CarolinaCAP: Coaching Gets to the Art and Heart of Teaching

By Benita Hughes Could individualized coaching and support possibly be the missing piece needed for teacher retention? The Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation (CarolinaCAP) candidates…

CarolinaCAP: Experienced Educators Plant Seeds of Hope

By Dr. Ernestine Young Have you ever planted a seed that blossomed into a beautiful flower? I have. My two years as a CarolinaCAP Coach have been a rewarding and fruitful experience. The journey…

Unshadowing the power of language(s): Building the confidence of multilingual learners (Part 2)

Part one of this story can be found at https://carolinacred.org/unshadowing-the-power-of-languages-building-the-confidence-of-multilingual-learners/.   by Lydia Carnesale Miedo Beautiful shells…

Unshadowing the power of language(s): Building the confidence of multilingual learners (Part 1)

by Lydia Carnesale Quien soy yo, Identity strapped to language flow. How can my knowledge grow? Can you hear me? Borrando lo que es natural, Systems bind linguistic diversity. When understanding…

CarolinaCrED CORE November Report

CarolinaCrED CORE Transforms Professional Learning for South Carolina EducatorsThe CarolinaCrED CORE team is comprised of professionals dedicated to connecting leaders and learners throughout the…

U.S. Department of Labor certifies CarolinaCAP as an apprenticeship with assistance from Apprenticeship Carolina

This designation allows increased benefits for program participants. The Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation (CarolinaCAP) is now a certified apprenticeship through Apprenticeship…

Lead and Follow: My Journey to the Classroom

by Rashard Burrows Since primary school, teachers have told us to take initiative and be leaders rather than followers. When transitioning in a line, we were told, “Follow the leader.” But when the…

Personalized Learning: It’s Not Just for Kids

by Dr. Sarah Bowie Six pairs of eyes focus on the Smart Board screen at the front of the room and on me as I click to the final slide of the presentation on goal setting with reading strategies.…

Unpacking Problems? Invite Teachers to the Table

by Dottie Adams, 8th grade science teacher, Hand Middle School, Richland County School District One “Be brave, be kind, and be an includer.” These are the words that we say to our daughter and son…

South Carolina Among States Looking to Micro-Credentials to Reduce Teacher Turnover

by Bev Perdue, Governor of North Carolina (2009-2013) Chair and Founder, digiLEARN Recently, South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said, “If we are truly committed to…

Leading With Love: What Impact Will You Leave Behind?

By Kentrina Bridges Being born into a family filled with love makes it easy to love. Showing understanding, compassion, and respect to all becomes automatic. Now imagine you were never provided those…

An Alternative Certification Pathway You Want to Support

By Kathy Schwalbe Recently, a South Carolina teacher posed a question about policymakers continuing to entertain the idea of “shortcuts” for people to become teachers in our state. She asked, “How do…

Rising to the Challenge

By Brad Washington I knew sooner or later that a classroom would be calling my name. I worked with the Boys & Girls Club for more than ten years and as a behavior interventionist for seven years…

From Obstacle to Opportunity: The Story of an Accidental Middle School Teacher

From the time I can remember my answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was always the same. A teacher. But life is a series of paths filled with unexpected twists and…

CarolinaCAP Candidate Life Map

Life Didn’t Come with a Map

Adadra Neville  Social Studies Teacher at Williston Elko Middle School   We all remember the Robert Frost poem about two roads diverging in the woods. I’ve thought about that concept many times…