BPC Education majors invited to Teacher Ed Club
By Kelley M. Arnold
Interim Director of Marketing
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College Education majors are invited to attend the next Teacher Education Club meeting, Feb. 19. Guest speaker will be Tonia Spaulding, Director of Counseling Services at BPC. Her topic will be “The Power of Prayer and Incorporating Christ into the Classroom”.
The Teacher Education Club is the official student organization for the largest academic division on campus, reports E’Quain Rhodes, BPC sophomore and club president.
“It provides outreach and acts as a liaison for students majoring in Education. It also provides information pertinent to the study of teaching and learning,” said Rhodes. “(Also) this club is not just for students majoring in Education. Many of our students will have families in the future. This club will provide them with a sense of how their children will be educated.”
Many of the student-led meetings will feature guest speakers. The most recent meeting featured Dr. David Moffett, Chair of the Education Division. Dr. Moffett’s reported “Where We’ve Been, Where We’re At and Where We’re Headed as it Pertains to Education.” He highlighted the fact that BPC’s Teacher Education program is one of only a few in Georgia that utilizes as “hybrid” course delivery method – meaning “instead of our students having to sit in a classroom for two to three days a week for 16 consecutive weeks, we utilize Elluminate Live™, software that allows students from literally all over the world to connect.”
This type of “hybrid” delivery method is the wave of the future, reports Rhodes, who adds that the Florida State Legislature recently issued a mandate that all 64 Florida school districts must have a virtual school in place by August 2009.
The Teacher Education Club meets every third Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Robinson Hall Conference Room on the Mount Vernon campus. For more information, contact Rhodes at 912-583-3167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.