Fawn Stitely and Emily Eckert were selected for their exemplary performance in their coursework and in the classroom.
Beth, an elementary teacher at Corpus Christi, received the 2017 Educator's Ag Institute Outstanding Teacher of the Year! She earned a cash prize for herself, for classroom materials and to attend the National Ag in the Classroom conference. Educator's Ag Institute is a week during the summer in which teachers from all over the state visit farms and agricultural industries to learn how food moves from the source to the consumer. In addition, the program emphasizes the relationship between the food we eat and our environment. Teachers are able to use the information they've received to integrate agriculture and information about the earth's natural resources into their curriculum. They are able to use their personal experiences to explain to their students how Pennsylvania's largest industry affects each of their lives everyday. Educator's Ag Institute gives you learning experiences that you can not get anywhere else. The course is taught by practicing elementary and secondary teachers, people working in agriculture, university professors and agriculture leaders. Visit website for more information.
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These events are for our current student teachers to meet and discuss their experiences. At the first Red Day, a local school administrator attends to discuss what a "modern" teacher looks like. Also Career Services presents about resume writing and interview skills. During the second Red Day, students are given the opportunity to have practice interviews with local school district administrators and receive feedback.
Psychology student Abigail Selman enrolled in a Wilson Education Field Experience course where she taught English to French students in Haiti.
The Education Club at Wilson College strives to provide opportunities for education students to work with local schools. For example, school districts have requested our students teach lessons and volunteer at events. We plan to have on-campus guest speakers and events related to education. The club meets once a month. We encourage participation at all events that suit your schedule. Club adviser is Dr. Theresa Hoover.
The preschool serves migrant families from July through November. Wilson Education students created literacy activities to show parents how they can interact with their children using books. They each chose a book and created an activity using items that most families have in their homes. It was also an opportunity for Wilson students to experience this preschool setting as Pathstones is in need of volunteers. Wilson students were also able to complete observation hours as appropriate.
Left to right: Lindsy Debross & Charlene Marthers, Shana Bonetti, Charlene Marthers
In partnership with the Intermediate Unit #15, the Education Department provides the Learning Campus, a K-5 after-school tutoring program held on the Wilson College campus. This program provides literacy and math enrichment services to students within the Migrant Education Program. The majority of K-5 students are English Language Learners. This program is a success based upon the dynamite college student volunteers who attend the tutoring sessions every week. The tutors provide assistance with homework and engage students in literacy and math related skills. In addition, the program has been able to build connections across campus with enrichment activities provided by other academic departments such as Biology, Spanish, and Environmental Studies. Advisers are Dr. Lynn Newman, Jamie Burnett and Mr. Eric Mandell.
Wilson faculty and Education students joined local businesses, community agencies, community members and high school students to volunteer their time at the carnival by providing a STEM activity. The purpose of the festival is to excite Middle Schoolers about science and math.