10月 2019年16日上午9:30
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米利金教育专业的"人生中的一天

澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址的学生 学校的教育 are put in a unique position to gain hands-on field experiences starting their very first semester as well as benefit from co-teaching opportunities. All of these experiences lead to students who are prepared to be teachers and are qualified to enter the workforce right after graduation.

The Millikin 学校的教育 is also doing its part when it comes to addressing the need for future educators through its annual Tomorrow's Teachers Conference. 今年的大会是第六届年会,于10月举行. 7. The conference provides a venue of support for 生病了inois high school students who are interested in education-related careers as they are shown a "day in the life" of a Millikin education major.

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"We brought in junior and senior high school students from area schools. The students were designated to go to specific classes and were involved with a variety of group activities,” Dr. 帕梅拉·巴恩斯他是密利金教育学院的院长. "We closed our session with an awarding of a $2,000 scholarship for each attendee."

This year's conference had the largest attendance in its six years with 100 students from across the state being registered to participate.

在早上, students were divided up into three groups with one group taking part in a "Becoming Blue Selfie Tour" of campus; one group taking part in musical games and activities in Pilling Chapel; and the third group working on Science, 技术, 工程, 艺术和数学(STEAM)实验与博士. 化学副教授Anne Rammelsberg说.

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The conference continued with more specific sessions on project-based learning and innovative education. Students experienced virtual reality in Millikin's New Technologies Studio in the University Commons as Rachel Bicicchi, 在线学习总监, 主持了一场澳门威斯尼斯人游戏“教育未来”的会议."

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Dr. 莱尔Salmi, 艺术系主任兼教授, introduced easy printmaking as part of his art education session, 博士和. 乔伊斯Bezdicek, 教育学副教授, led a discussion on early childhood education from a global perspective with a look at preschool from three different cultures.

米利金明天的教师会议

在柏金森音乐中心的凯珀尔大厅. 尼尔·史密斯, 音乐副教授, led a drumline of future music educators and offered insight into Millikin's music education program.

"It's a big program that currently has 80 students and it's something we're well known for because we have a lot of former students who are out teaching around the country,”史密斯说. “澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址的学生甚至在毕业前就找到了工作."

米利金明天的教师会议

史密斯补充道, "Our emphasis at Millikin for a long time has been offering practical experiences to undergraduates. You do a lot of work in schools directly with kids in situations where you're the teacher, 澳门威斯尼斯人娱乐平台网址在项目的早期就这样做了,甚至在一年级的时候. 因为密利金的规模和范围, 因为音乐在校园里很重要, 对于那些喜欢涉水的人来说,这是一个很棒的地方. We have many students who can sing and play – Millikin is a good place to do a little bit of everything."

Students also had a chance to tour Dennis Lab School in Decatur, 生病了., a preschool through 8th grade partnership school that has transformed learning using the concept of project-based Learning.

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A student panel discussion was held during lunch with Millikin education majors Maggie Baltz from Millstadt, 生病了.; Destiny Musick from Assumption, 生病了.; Evan Miller from Springfield, 生病了.; and Megan Garrison from Buffalo, 生病了. 在回答观众提问的时候, the students shared their thoughts on what inspired them to become teachers.

"I came to Millikin because of hands-on experiences and you get to do an internship during a semester where you get to work in the classroom,”Baltz说. "I really like that because I am a hands-on learner, I want to be in the classroom."

埃文·米勒说, "I knew I liked working with kids and I have a passion for knowledge and wanting to learn more. It wasn't until someone started talking about education and why it would be important for me as a black man to be in education. It's important to me because less than one percent of elementary education teachers are black men and almost 40 percent of school age children are minorities – it's important to be that mirror. 我有改变世界的热情,这就是我的工作."

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Dr. 帕梅拉·巴恩斯 says the conference is a great recruitment tool for Millikin and addresses the teacher shortage that is impacting 生病了inois.

"It's also a great recruitment tool for many education programs, and we want to bring students to campus and show them what we do in terms of Performance Learning,巴恩斯说:“. "We get students out into the field their freshmen year and that's unlike many other education programs."

米利金明天的教师会议

Dr. Barnes says the 学校的教育 collected information on each of the registered participants and their interest areas. "We went through each of the students and paired them up with either sitting in on classes or assigning them to activities they were interested in,”她说. "Sometimes this is their first experience with Millikin and to have them come to campus for the day, 这让他们有机会与教师互动, 学生和工作人员."

Dr. 巴恩斯指出, "I think one of the best assets from doing an event like this is when they see us interact with our students on campus. I think that sets the tone and that we have faculty on campus who are looking out for the students' best interest. I do believe we have a very good impact on students who attend the conference."