Area high school juniors and seniors invited to explore teacher education oppportunities in one day event
Siena Heights University’s Teacher Education Program is inviting area high school juniors and seniors on campus Oct. 6 for its Teach ’N Reach mini-conference.
Teach ’N Reach is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in various locations on the SHU campus. Undergraduate Teacher Education Program Director Sally Rae said the concept was originated by former director Dee Crane. Last hosted by Siena Heights in 2002, Rae said she decided to revisit the program this year as a way to reach out to area high schoolers interested in the field of education.
“We wanted to get this program renewed because we believe there is a real need in the community for more awareness of teaching opportunities,” Rae said. “We hope to offer Teach ’N Reach every other year. This is a real opportunity for area students to explore the field of teacher education.”
SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, Ph.D., will begin the day with a welcome message, and the program will allow students to attend three mini-sessions on a number of topics that will explore teaching options and opportunities.
The list of topics includes:
• Teachers in the Making – Student panel (SHU students who are currently completing their student teaching experiences);
• Athletics/Options in Education – Opportunities in higher education; athletic scholarships; K-12 coaching opportunities;
• Trends/Practices in Education – Teaching and learning styles; multiple intelligences theory; implications for teachers and learners;
• The Administrator’s Perspective – Qualifications sought after by school districts; positives and negatives of the profession;
• Do I Have What it Takes? – What employers are looking for;
• The Reality of Teaching – What are the day-to-day realities and how do teachers deal with them (and prepare for them)?
• What Should You Be Doing Now? – High school preparation; financial aid options; GPA and ACT information;
• Community College Transfer Programs – How do they work? – SHU’s articulation agreement with Monroe Community College.
After lunch, Teach ’N Reach will also offer mock college classes presented by SHU faculty, with the event wrapping up by 1:30 p.m.
Deadline for registration is Oct. 2, and for more information, contact Amy Sturtevant at 517-264-7890.