Week 1: Kenan Fellows at NCCAT

“Lake PD” from Wednesday night

This week, the 2019-2020 Kenan Fellowship began at NCCAT in Cullowhee, NC. Here, the fellows were introduced to the mission of the organization and the network of incredible educators who have paved the way for excellence in teaching for educators all over North Carolina. During this week of training and orientation, the fellows have been able to develop their personal plans for ongoing professional development, outline the projects and products that they will be sharing at the end of their year-long fellowship, and connect as a network of passionate educators who are working to bridge the worlds of work and education together. I am looking forward to the coming weeks when I will be partnering with Gaia Herbs of Brevard, NC to learn more about the work of the agricultural industry on which their work is centered, especially as I develop projects for my classroom and school. While I will miss the connections and camaraderie of this cohort of truly inspirational educators, I look forward to taking this energy into the community back home.

Here are some of the pics from this week.

Our group at Judaculla Rock.
Our fearless leader, Mark Townley, demonstrating the kick-nets at the river.
While not an official part of the week, our morning paddling trips were a great way to bond and calibrate before each day.