ETIP Teachers Academy

Summer 2022

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

The ETIP Teachers Academy aims to bring together the area’s brightest educators to inspire thinking and sharpen skills to encourage the next generation of young students.

Elementary and middle school teachers will prepare for expert teaching roles during the ETIP Summer Experience. They will also grow as instructors and advocates for the most promising students in the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex.

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Teacher Academy Goals


Support an equitable and diverse admissions process at academically competitive schools.

Support the expansion of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at academically competitive schools.

Equip teachers to prepare students for above-level academic coursework.

Equip campus leaders to champion the retention and academic success of diverse learners.

Teacher Academy Topics Will Include:

Aligned Curriculum Design

Competitive Admissions Procedures

Emotional Resilience & Tenacity for Success

Paul Quinn College 101: WE/Me

Holistic Family Support

Rigorous Learning Environments

Teaching Methods for all Learners

Test Preparation for Independent Schools

Classroom Management for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Research shows that teachers of color help close achievement gaps for students of color and are highly rated by students of all races. It is important for educators of color to see themselves as more than urban intensive educators.

"Increasing teacher diversity is a very important strategy for improving learning for students of color and for closing achievement gaps,” said Stanford professor emeritus, Linda Darling-Hammond. “While White students also benefit by learning from teachers of color, the impact is especially significant for students of color, who have higher test scores, are more likely to graduate high school, and more likely to succeed in college when they have had teachers of color who serve as role models and support their attachment to school and learning. Students with racially diverse teachers also have fewer unexcused absences and are less likely to be chronically absent."

Linda Darling-Hammond,Stanford Professor of Education EmeritusLearning Policy Institute, 2018