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Niles teacher selected for leadership program

Published 9:21am Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tami Williams, a teacher at Niles High School, has been selected to participate in the Economics for Leaders program being conducted at University of Chicago from July 20-25.

Williams is one of 20 teachers from around the country who are honored by being accepted into the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ Economics for Leaders program. All of the teachers have been selected because they have demonstrated excellent teaching skills.

During the weeklong program, teachers go back to school and are taught by university professors and mentor teachers.

Unique to the program are the games and simulations: instructors run the activities with real students so the teachers can observe the students’ interactions.

Teachers experience, up close, why FTE-designed lessons are so effective and leave with a better knowledge of economics, new classroom strategies and a renewed enthusiasm for teaching.

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