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Here, you can be what you are or try out what you think you might want to be. You can take risks and try new things even if they are not fully formed.”

Susan Adams former German teacher at Concord Academy

CON CORD AC A DEM Y M AG A ZINE FALL 2015

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ADVANCING FACULTY LEADERSHIP

Concord Academy’s teachers are known for their innovative and inclusive thinking—for their openness to new ideas, their interest in trying novel approaches, and forging new approaches themselves. They are known for keeping the flame alive. Through this process, we asked a simple question: How do we support this commitment to an evolving, engaging curriculum? The answer may lie in the 20-percent theory: Up to eight faculty and staff will have the equivalent of one day per week to devote to unbridled thinking about innovative teaching, new curricula, and refining existing courses. With support from the Faculty Leadership Endowed Fund, faculty will collaborate, test ideas, connect, and explore. Instead of teaching the typical four courses, all department heads teach three, freeing them to develop academic programs and mentor colleagues. With this endowed fund, CA will expand the program and provide all faculty with an opportunity to document their innovations, design new courses, mentor colleagues, and share their experience with other institutions around the globe.

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CA Magazine Fall 2015 Issue  

This special issue spotlights create + innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy, including a campaign impact report and coverag...

CA Magazine Fall 2015 Issue  

This special issue spotlights create + innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy, including a campaign impact report and coverag...

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