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November 04, 2014 : AUDIO: OUL Education Students Participate in Lancaster City Schools “TeachToberFest”
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager

 

Lancaster – Students from Ohio University Lancaster’s teacher education programs are still talking about the amazing teaching techniques they learned when they attended Lancaster City School’s TeachToberfest last month.
 
“I attended a session on math assessment,” said OUL Sophomore Rachel Longnecker. “I found it very interesting, and I loved it.  I got to meet a lot of the LCS teachers. I felt like I was making connections around the district.”
 
teachtoberTeachToberFest was held at Lancaster High School.  It was an opportunity for Lancaster City School District teachers to participate in a full day of presentations about innovative uses of technology in the classroom.  The professional development day was a forum for educators to share effective and innovative teaching and learning models utilizing technology.
 
“There were 30 to 40 different topics available during TeachToberFest,” said OUL Lecturer Terri Green. “Our students could select what topics they wanted to attend, and it was an opportunity for our students to join the LCS teachers on their professional development day.”
 
OUL students were invited to participate in the day after LCS Director of Educational Technology Kevin Snyder spoke at OUL during a weekly “So You Think You Can Teach?” workshop.
 
“This weekly seminar has really grown to connect our education community to our university and through that to our students,” said Green.  “We invite different speakers from the education community each week to present to our students. It’s been really great.” 
 
“Our students are learning important skills they can’t learn in the classroom,” said OUL Lecturer Paul Young. “Those skills are going to come in handy when they are sitting across the table from a principal in a job interview.”
 
“Working with the community is one of the most important things a teacher can learn to do,” said OUL Senior Abby Brown. “We now have opportunities to volunteer at different schools for different events they have going on.”
 
“It also connects us to our peers,” said Longnecker. “I am learning from the experience of older students and connecting with them.” 
 
The “So You Think You Can Teach?” workshop series is held every Tuesday in Brasee Hall room 414 at 11 a.m.