Coming March 2, 2024!

The teaching contest will be an opportunity for Mississippi and Alabama students to engage in authentic learning while exploring teaching middle school or high school as a career option. They will have access to W Faculty and advanced students in preparing their lesson. Students will come to our beautiful campus in Columbus, MS and present an eight to twelve minute teaching demo to a judge and other competitors and then attend the awards ceremony. They will also be invited to attend two to four Zoom or in-person events per year, including virtual tutorials, workshops, and meet-and-greets with faculty and advanced students from The W in order to encourage and support them in their career plans. They will also receive continuing support for their career goals should they choose to pursue teacher’s education at The W.

For the 2024 contest, students will be able to present lessons in the areas of English, Spanish, or science.


We will be happy to provide on-site orientations to interested staff. We will also provide on-site orientations, as well as rules, guidelines, rating criteria, demo videos, and instructions to interested teachers and students.

Would you like more information? We will be happy to:

  • Email you information and updates.
  • Talk to you further about the contest, either via Zoom or in person.
  • Discuss the contest with your students, either via Zoom or in person.
  • Discuss the contest with your colleagues or administrators, either via Zoom or in person.