The CBU Education Department has embarked on presenting Professional Development Sessions for Bachelor of Education students.
“Professional development is a critical part of a teacher’s development and ongoing commitment to education,” comments Susan Basso, Manager of the Bachelor of Education program.
“We’re interested in getting our student teachers off to a good start by introducing them to the value of participating in these sessions. Like the name implies, students can come to these sessions, relax and enjoy their lunch while learning great information that goes beyond our BEd programming. “
Dr. Patrick Howard, Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department presented the first two Brown Bag Sessions on the topic of Classroom Management. “Pre-service teachers are very keen to learn and prepare themselves as much as possible for the practicum term. Providing students the opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences in a relaxed and social setting builds knowledge and confidence,” says Dr. Howard.
The Brown Bag sessions will continue every second Thursday until the end of term. Other presentation topics scheduled are academic writing, building non-confrontational intervention skills, and exploring adult learning and non-traditional career opportunities in education .
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