WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 — Open to Maine high school students, the Future Teachers Academy is for students interested in exploring the field of education as a career. Students will be able to participate in a daylong, hands-on and experiential teaching environment inspired by STEAM-based curriculum. School of Education faculty will be your professors for the day.
The free event will take place on November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thomas College’s campus in the Center for Innovation in Education. This daylong event will highlight a day in the life of an education major at Thomas.
“As a Thomas College Education major, we want you to be working on authentic learning activities that reflect the reality of today’s classrooms,” said Dr. Pamela Thompson, Chair of the School of Education at Thomas College. “At the same time, our faculty is dedicated to preparing pre-service teachers to think about how they inspire meaningful change in the classrooms of tomorrow.”
This academy is free and includes morning snacks and lunch. Registration is online at wwwold.thomas.edu/future-teachers-academy .
The Future Teachers Academy is presented by Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education, which prepares future teachers to integrate proficiency-based education, STEAM education, and digital literacy into their classrooms.
About Thomas College: Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit wwwold.thomas.edu or MacKenzie Riley Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-859-1313.