January 20th was amazing morning at the Central Office for Greenville County Schools. Rachel Turner and the Mauldin High Teacher Cadets go "behind the scenes," and meet so many wonderful people in Education. A HUGE thank you to Dr. Burke Royster and Greenville County Schools for supporting our Teacher Cadet programs!
BY KAREN PACK Ninety Six High School Teacher Cadets, led by instructor Gay Marshall, recently presented their field experience portfolios. In attendance were Dr. Cynthia Gardner and Dr. Christine Sacerdote from Lander University, who assisted in scoring the portfolios. Cadets were genuinely passionate about their experiences and many who had not been interested in the field of education may be reconsidering their options! Kudos to Gay Marshall for creating such a rich experience in the field where Cadets developed meaningful relationships and deepened their understanding of student needs. And, it would certainly be an oversight to fail to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gardner and Dr. Sacerdote for their tremendous support of the Teacher Cadet program!
BY KAREN PACK Teacher Cadets in Krystal Brown's class explored major physical, social, and personal challenges that can impede successful learning. Participating in the Fishbowl Label activity, the cadets examined and learned to appreciate others' diversity through role play that simulated how ostracism and labeling have negative impacts.
BY Josie Rodgers The Teacher Cadet class of RSM High visited USC Aiken last Friday along with the Aiken High Cadets. Dr. Tim Lintner was their guide, assisted by several Teaching Fellows Scholarship recipients. The Cadets began their day in the Children’s Center, the university’s onsite daycare/preschool. They played with the children of all ages from infants to 4 years old. They most enjoyed the older children who were very active and quite social! From there, IDs were made because these students are officially USC Aiken students because they take this dual credit class! Next was a tour of a dorm and the inside of a freshman dorm room. From there, they went to the Business and Education Building for a look at the education room just for education majors. After a tour of the Student Life Center and pictures, the group toured the library and its newest arrangement for tutoring and studying. Many aspects of college life in general were explored and Cadets asked questions related to applications, scholarships, etc. All of the Teacher Cadets that partner with USC Aiken will gather for a professional conference on the USC Aiken campus Friday, February 3, 2017.
Pickens High School Teacher Cadets traveled to Pickens Elementary School and Hagood Elementary School to read their Big Books with the kindergarten students. Several of the books were interactive so that the little ones could help the cadets with their reading. One Big Book was designed in the shape of a house so that the children could crawl into the house to read the story. One class of PHS teacher cadets donated their Big Books to Pickens Elementary. The other class of cadets will be mailing their Big Books to Townville Elementary School, the site of the recent tragedy; cadets will post their reading on YouTube so that the Townville Elementary children can watch as the cadets read to them.
BY ARTHUR PINCKNEY
BY KAREN PACK
Abbeville High School Teacher Cadets enjoy reading to their peers. Instructor, Krystal Brown is excited about their upcoming field experiences and wants her Cadets to determine the age group they most enjoy working with based on recent visits to primary, elementary and middle school classrooms. Principal, Dr. Costner said he is very pleased with the Teacher Cadet class and that this is a great group of students. With this being homecoming week, the Cadets were showing their school spirit. Today's photo shows off their neon attire in support of their Abbeville Panthers!
BY ARTHUR PINCKNEY
Elena Gaston, Teacher Cadet Instructor of Camden High School, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Biology Teacher by the National Association of Biology Teachers. This is her third year at Camden High School and second year as a Teacher Cadet Instructor. Congratulations Elena!