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FUTURE EDUCATORS 4-YEAR PROGRAM PLAN. NJ Future Educators Association Conference May 15, 2009 Montclair State University Dr. Jennifer Robinson Executive Director, Center of Pedagogy. WHY FEA? WHAT’S YOUR VISION?.

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Future educators 4 year program plan

FUTURE EDUCATORS4-YEAR PROGRAM PLAN

NJ Future Educators Association Conference

May 15, 2009

Montclair State University

Dr. Jennifer Robinson

Executive Director, Center of Pedagogy


Why fea what s your vision
WHY FEA? WHAT’S YOUR VISION?

  • FEA provides an opportunity for communities to “grow their own” future teachers and raises the status of the education profession.

  • FEA extends the vision of the profession by enlarging the talent pool. It creates a positive image of teaching for students, parents, and other citizens. It encourages an influx of new ideas and diverse points of view.

  • Well-functioning FEA’s promote high achievement, leadership, positive self-esteem, college attainment, and service in and outside of school.


What are your goals
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?

  • Interest students in the education profession

  • Recruit future educators with diverse ethnic, racial, social, and economic backgrounds

  • Promote academic excellence and leadership development

  • Enhance the quality of the school’s educational program through an appreciation of excellent teaching

  • Encourage members of the faculty and professional staff to become positive role models in the school, the organization/program, and community.


Freshman year year 1
FRESHMAN YEAR – YEAR 1

  • Identify and invite new students (interns) to become a part of the FEA.

  • Conduct monthly meetings to help FEA interns understand the nature and expectations of the program. Teach key pledges, mottos, tenets.

  • Help FEA interns establish personal goals regarding GPA, school citizenship, and overall conduct.

  • Spring semester, invite FFEA interns to plan and implement a Moving-up Ceremony in anticipation of the sophomore year.

  • Encourage FEA interns to observe the FEA Induction Ceremony.


Sophomore year year 2
SOPHOMORE YEAR – YEAR 2

  • Assign a mentor teacher to each FEA intern.

  • Hold weekly and monthly meetings.

    • Weekly meetings occur between mentor and intern to discuss academic progress, interest in teaching, observations of mentor, etc.

    • Monthly large group meetings occur to plan annual activities. Monthly meetings should have a focus such as “Working with our Mentors,” “Planning Motivating Lessons,” or “Preparing for College.”

  • Engage students in leadership activities in and outside of school.

  • Establish relationship with Guidance Dept.

  • Take students on field trips to Colleges of Education, FEA State, Regional, and National meetings.

  • Conduct Induction Ceremony for 2nd year interns.


Junior year year 3
JUNIOR YEAR – YEAR 3

  • Engage students in teaching and learning activities such as tutoring, assisting in classrooms, peer teaching in lower grades, after school programs, etc.

  • Prepare students to compete in FEA National Conference – Feb. 12–14, 2010, San Antonio, TX.

  • Encourage students to apply for PDK scholarship that will be available their senior year.

  • Investigate summer enrichment programs such as Summer Teach, MSU Honors Teaching and Learning Program, and mathematics, ESL, special ed. or science-related internships.


Senior year year 4
SENIOR YEAR – YEAR 4

  • Continue activities from years 2 and 3.

  • Focus on preparing college applications 80% of the time Sept. – May.

  • Engage in scholarship searches.

  • Establish elementary and secondary internships, teaching in schools with cooperating teachers.


Keys to a successful fea program
KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL FEA PROGRAM

  • Strong, committed building administrator who sees the benefits and potential of FEA. This person “makes room” for FEA in the budget, the academic programming, and the school culture.

  • Strong, committed coordinator who can promote the program and enlist support from other faculty. A go-getter and “go-to” person who coordinates activities, recruits students, and mentors.


Keys to a successful fea program1
KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL FEA PROGRAM

  • Emphasis on FEA as an Honor Society with high standards and criteria for membership and participation.

  • Faculty mentors who monitor student academic progress and work hand-in-hand with the FEA coordinator and guidance department to prepare students for college.

  • Connection to a middle school FEA program in an effort to build a bridge to your program.


For more information visit http www futureeducators org
For More Information Visit:http://www.futureeducators.org/


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