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 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. “Well,…

Carolina TIP : Program Impact

Since 2017, CarolinaTIP has achieved teacher retention rates ranging from 93% to 100%. As a result of three years of program support, TIP Teachers overwhelmingly report: Decreased Stress Increased…

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…

Giving Up Is Not An Option

By YKesha Brown I sat in my living room on September 5th, 2021, and stared into my children’s eyes as tears filled my own. I had encountered many challenges. It was time to make a change. Drying my…

CarolinaTIP: A Promising Solution to the Teacher Shortage

By Nicole Skeen, University Induction Coordinator | UofSC College of Education When my husband and I found out we were expecting, we did everything in our power to prepare. We read books, attended…

Supporting Novice Teachers in the Time of COVID-19

by Angela Adams, Lead Coach, Carolina Teacher Induction Program Last June, my four-year-old asked me when Christmas would be here. I answered, “Six months.” “Six months is FOREVER!” was his…

Bridging the Gap with Support and Planning

by Madalyn Hazlett Dreher High School Mathematics Teacher At the end of my first year of teaching, I was asked to give one positive story that came from that school year. I could not come up with a…