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2017 Appalachian Teaching Project Conference

December 2017


 
December 1–2, 2017
Crystal City Marriott
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia

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The Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) gives college students the opportunity to engage in research projects that address endemic challenges facing Appalachian communities. Led by the Consortium of Appalachian Centers and Institutes, a coalition of 16 Appalachian-studies organizations, the program includes coursework and active research on issues related to building a sustainable future for Appalachian communities. Faculty and students at each participating institution design and carry out research projects tailored to the needs of targeted communities, many of which are in economically distressed counties. This research is presented at a conference held each year in Washington, D.C.

Supported by ARC to help build student leadership capacity, the program teaches real-world leadership skills, taking students out of the classroom and into their communities. The research conducted helps guide communities toward local solutions that help solve significant problems in a sustainable way; and the research presentations challenge ARC to take a fresh look at issues and solutions in the Appalachian Region.

Thirteen institutions from 11 Appalachian states will participate in the 2017 program, which is administered by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University. Additional information on the participants and their presentations will be posted in the coming weeks.

Videos of 2016 ATP conference presentations

Learn more about the Appalachian Teaching Project on the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services Web site.