Sunday , 25 February 2018
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Friday Institute Launches Students LEAD Free Online Course

Friday Institute logoThe Friday Institute is excited to share that their Students LEAD (Learn, Explore, & Advocate Differently) Course has officially launched. Students LEAD is a free, online experience for students in middle and high school and those transitioning to college.

The course helps equip students with knowledge about their own learning, provides strategies students can use in and outside of school, and empowers students to partner with their allies and advocate for themselves. The course addresses attention, time management and organization, expressing ideas, and memory, and students create an Advocacy Plan that they can share with the adults/allies in their lives. It also includes Teacher Guides for lessons and strategies to use in the classroom while students are engaged with the course. Over the past several months, we have gathered feedback and suggestions from more than 250 pilot participants and revised the course based upon the input from students.

You can view the press release here.

About Heather Mullins

Dr. Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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