A Newark High School teacher is one of 12 top teachers across the nation chosen to lead the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps as a master educator.

The program identifies and cultivates teacher talent, with a focus on practices that help educators to teach the entrepreneurial skills required in today’s innovation economy, such as innovation, opportunity recognition, and comfort with risk.

Central to NFTE’s Teacher Corps is the idea that great teachers are the single most important influence on student learning. Master educators are integral to leading the Corps, collaborating with NFTE staff to reshape professional development for their fellow teachers and mentor other teachers across the country.

Lucinda Oates-Wiley, who teaches business at NHS, joined the other selected teachers at a training program in New York City last month.

There, the teachers participated in activities to deepen their understanding of the perspectives of NFTE students, learned from instructional expert, and shared their expertise. Together, they set out to codify best practices in order to support their peers in teaching entrepreneurial skills, project-based learning, blended learning and establishing strong relationships with students.

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