Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunny Days, iPads, Apple TVs, and Lagniappe at AEP

A.E. Phillips 2nd graders in Miss Haley Hay's classroom completed scientific observations outdoors under the facilitation of elementary practicum teacher candidates Jessica McMillan and Jennifer Moreland. Students concluded that Ruston, Louisiana, was sunny today. Through 2014 grant funding from Louisiana Tech's Lagniappe Ladies, iPads and Apple TVs were used to further develop the lesson, and Miss McMillan motivated the class in her "weather-related wardrobes." This is just one of many great lessons being taught on campus through our school/university partnership with outstanding clinical school faculty serving as mentors under the direction of A.E. Phillips Laboratory Director Dr. JoAnn Hood and elementary practicum coordinator, Dr. Amy Vessel. In a typical year, almost fifty teacher candidates are placed at AEP to meet clinical requirements in reading, mathematics, science, and social studies practica.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Telling Our Story in the Ruston Lincoln USA 2015 Community and Relocation Guide

If you've not already done so, make sure to  grab your copy of the 2015 Ruston Lincoln Community and Relocation Guide pictured below. There are mentions about SciTEC's IDEA Place, an ad for the Louisiana Tech University Planetarium, a message about Project ACHIEVE under the direction of CIL Adjunct Professor Cathi Cox-Boniol, a welcome to our community from our new Mayor Ronny Walker, a nice spread about our University and many other interesting articles. Don't miss page 23 where the Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Tammy Schales, is also featured! Great things are happening in the COE and in Lincoln Parish's Ruston, LA!