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Join The Teacher Advisory Council To Empower Student Success

90 Co-Curricular Learning Experiences Per Grade Level

30 Weeks - 5 Hours Per Week - Stipend $3,800


The 60 high school pearls (15 per grade level) in the PWP chapter at your school are competing in grade level challenges to become college-bound, because of the $1 Million Difference.

Learning experiences are personal, unsupervised, self-paced 1-hour competitive learning activities. There are 3 experiences each week. Each produces a knowledge gained document. Descriptions are found in the pearl handbook. A computer is required. There are weekly prizes, awards and personal recognition.


Teacher Advisory Council (TAC)

Five high school teachers who have received a principal recommendation form a Teacher Advisory Council. Four teachers are designated as grade level advisors. One is selected as the chairperson. 

Position 1. Chair: Plans and conducts monthly meetings 

Position 2. Technical Support Administrator: Resolves computer hardware and software issues as needed + grade level advisor. 

Position 3. Secretary/Profiles Administrator: Maintains minutes and records of all meetings and assists pearls with online profiles as needed + grade level advisor.  

Position 4. Treasurer: Collects dues and manages the chapter bank account, pays budgeted expenses, reports fees collected from sponsors + grade level advisor.

Position 5. Budget Director: Creates, submits, and revises chapter expense budget as needed + grade level advisor.  


Student Chapter Memberships (Pearls) 

The model chapter consists of 15 pearls at each of 4 high school grade levels. Points received at each grade level accumulate toward PWP scholarship eligibility at the start of the senior year.  Learn More

Training and Certification

Each teacher advisor must complete the following six 1-hour online training modules to receive certification as a PWP teacher advisor.  

Module 1: Teacher Advisory Council Overview

Module 2: Pearl Interviews, Assessment and Rating System

Module 3: Adult Support and Sponsorships

Module 4: Challenges and Learning Experiences

Module 5: Plan, Events and Awards

Module 6: Chapter Scholarship Fund






TAC Membership Dues
Each teacher joins the chapter as a teacher advisor. Dues: $20 per year
 Teacher Advisor Contract
After joining, a teacher advisor contract must be signed to authorize the payment of a stipend based on the delivery of services to pearls. 


Handbook
Each teacher is provided with a TAC handbook containing instructions, information, forms needed by each position.
Stipend
Each teacher is paid a basic $3,800 stipend per year, which may be adjusted up based on time and experience of the teacher.
Time Requirement
The estimated time required for each position is 5 hours a week. 


Weekly Guest Advisors

Each week any pearl is free to invite any teacher to be his or her weekly learning experience advisor for the 1, 2 or 3 learning experiences selected by that pearl for that week. This guest advisor assists the pearl as needed with the execution and completion of these learning experiences. 



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