TROY leadership academy helping Wiregrass teachers beginning this week

Posted: Wednesday, 01 June 2016

DOTHAN - More than 40 teachers will get free training and support during the Wiregrass Math, Science and Technology Leadership Academy starting this week in Adams Hall at Troy University's Dothan Campus.

The Academy, in its sixth year, is sponsored by TROY and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and is aimed at providing quality professional development for teachers in the areas of math, science and technology.

The Academy features numerous workshops for both elementary and secondary education teachers from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on June 2-3 and June 6-8.

Participants will have access to follow-up meetings and contact support from the Academy throughout the year. In addition to advanced teaching techniques and STEM-focused lesson plans taught during the workshops, teachers are provided educational technology supplies that will help them throughout the school year and beyond.

Workshops include hands-on experiments designed for use in the classroom, discussions about useful teaching practices and more.

For a full agenda of daily workshop activities, visit

This project is funded in part by a federal grant under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) [P.L. 107-110, Title II, Part A/Subpart 3] administered by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. $55,000 (77 percent) of the cost of the project is financed with federal funds. $16,500 (23 percent) is provided by non-federal sources.

Opinions and findings expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, and no official endorsement by either of these agencies should be inferred.