Our Fall 2014 course instructors had some wonderful things to say about their experiences working with CES teacher candidates this past semester. Here are some of their thoughts about what makes our program so memorable:
“The most memorable things for me in teaching [Theory and Practice of Fostering Literacy in a New Language] includes some of the participant reactions to activities designed to further their understanding on how culture can affect literacy. I also enjoy face to face share-outs and when teachers can implement some of the strategies from class immediately in their own practice.”
“It was always heartening when people, in discussion posts and journal entries, described successes they had with their students based on things they’d been learning in the course.”
“The students found the format of the course beneficial. They enjoyed being actively involved in the learning process, rather than just being passive listeners. As adult learners they had a chance to experience firsthand the strategies they were learning with consideration for how and why they would benefit the struggling reader. For most of the students, this was a new experience. It was amazing to see the transformation in their thinking, especially when developing instructional lessons. The “buzz” it created was amazing, and the feedback positive.”
“Participants really valued the opportunity to do lesson studies, share practices and resources, and learn strategies with colleagues from different districts during the face-to-face meetings.”
If you are interested in trying a course with CES or if you still need to register for your next course as a program enrollee, check out our listings in the Spring 2015 course catalog and apply online now.
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