Teacher candidates are provided with additional training outside their degree coursework and clinical/field experiences through STEPP (Student Teacher Extended Preparation Program). Through this program sponsored by the PDS grant, teacher candidates experience one facet of the teaching career that without this program they would not experience until they become certified teachers and are hired within a school system. This important component of the teaching career is professional development. Through STEPP, teacher candidates receive professional development in student engagement and technology integration strategies, as well as high demand issues in education such as classroom management and differentiation. Through surveys and meetings with former teacher candidates, topics of high demand have been identified and are offered to teacher candidates throughout their junior and senior year. The following topics will continue to be at the forefront of STEPP: classroom management, student engagement, SMART technology, Project Based Learning, Reading and Writing across the curriculum, technology integration throughout the curriculum, and Dealing with Difficult Situations.
COMMENTS FROM FALL STEPP SESSIONS
This has probably been the most beneficial thing I have done in the three and half years I have been in college. The two presenters were incredible and so passionate about teaching. I can’t wait to be a teacher and utilize the strategies I have learned today. I didn’t expect to be nearly as amazed as I am at the end of this session. Today was one of those pivotal moments that solidified my decision to be a teacher. I have doubts and worries, but the two presenters addressed many of my concerns. I have so much passion for teaching and cannot wait to be half the teacher they are.
I loved this session! I wish that Marshall University would let us know about more of these and have them available to us throughout the entire education program.
They gave us doubles of nearly every handout, for which we could use in our own teaching.
So glad I came to this workshop. I absolutely loved this; and I learned so much! Thank you for putting so much effort into it. It is so good to see experienced teachers who have not lost their passion for teaching. It gives me hope for the future!
I have nothing but great things to say about the secondary presenters. They were amazing, and I truly learned so many helpful things today.
I see myself using the strategies we did in my clinicals as well as student teaching. I liked that we received handouts that I can use.
I love the variety of activities explored, and going through it just like a student would, instead of just explained it to us.
I believe I will be able to more quickly go from a beginning teacher to a well adjusted, seasoned teacher because of what I’ve seen here.
Very informative. I gained a lot of knowledge and I have ideas that I can use in my future classroom as well as my level II and level III.
Instructors were fantastic. Kept us up and engaged with the seminar. Didn’t get bored at all like I was worried I would be.
The instructors for the secondary session were great! I really liked the strategies they gave us, and I definitely plan to use them in my lessons.
They did a phenomenal job with our secondary education group. I will be back in the Spring!
I did not know what to expect today as I came to this meeting. It was my first one, but surely not my last. I learned so many new activities and they answered questions that we all had. I look forward to coming and hearing more about elementary education and the strategies that I can use in the classroom.
I will definitely try to implement everything I learned in this seminar! I loved it… There was so much good information and resources. I also loved the presenters! I thought they were very helpful, and relatable and full of awesome information, experiences, and resources! This is was an awesome seminar and I hope to attend more!
I loved coming to this professional development. I have learned so much in such a short period of time.
I was nervous about this PDS, but I will be attending more!
FALL 2017 STEPP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
TEACHER CANDIDATES ATTENDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS WILL RECEIVE:
- STIPEND of $25 for Saturday workshop
- Any MATERIALS that go along with workshop content
- BREAKFAST and LUNCH for Saturday workshop
- *Inclusion on RESUME
THERE IS A 20 PARTICIPANT LIMIT ON EACH SESSION: IF YOU REGISTER FOR A SESSION YOU MUST ATTEND.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017: 9:00AM – 2:30PM HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
Elementary Teacher Candidates: Survival 101: Teaching Tips for the Elementary Teacher (student engagement, classroom management, behavior strategies, integrated instruction, cooperative learning)
Secondary teacher candidates: Tips for the Secondary Teacher (student engagement, classroom management, behavior strategies, reading/writing strategies in content areas, strategies for difficult situations)
Click here to register for the Elementary and the Secondary STEPP sessions on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
DIRECTIONS TO HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL:
HHS is located just south of the I-64 interchange on Hal Greer Blvd. Turn at the Huntington High School sign, continue up the driveway, go straight at the guard shack, drive around the front of the school and continue to the back parking lot at the far end of the school. Enter at door #43. There will be a sign on the door. Once inside go to the hallway turn left and signs will be posted showing the direction to the library.