The 2023 West Tennessee Education Summit hosted by the WestTeach class of 2022 will be held 8 a.m.-noon, Friday, March 10, at the UT Agriculture Research and Education Center in Jackson. The summit will bring together communities, business leaders, school and district leaders, high school students and legislators to showcase best practices inside the classroom and discuss ways to implement change. WestTeach is a teacher-development initiative created as a class project by the University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program class of 2017. The Leaders Education Foundation is the signature sponsor for WestTeach.
The March 10 program will explore possible curriculum changes to enhance workforce development and opportunities for West Tennessee students. The COVID-19 pandemic hindered opportunities to develop important relationships among colleagues, community members, post-secondary educators and local industries. This year’s summit will provide a forum that explores opening classrooms back up to colleagues, communities, colleges and commerce. The event will include a best-practices exposition, several panel discussions and guest speakers.
To register for the summit, contact Virginia Grimes, WestStar assistant director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 731-881-7787. Schools and districts wanting to showcase best practices during the exposition can email those to Bellis May, Hardin County High School teacher and 2022 WestTeach graduate, at email@example.com.