December 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

Free “Saturday Camp” for K-4 Children Jan. 10 and 17

A free “Saturday Camp” for K-4 children Jan. 10 and 17 will help future teachers learn classroom management skills in a real classroom.

Faculty from the Center for Intervention Research in Schools (Dr. Julie Owens) and College of Education (Dr. Sara Helfrich) are creating an enhanced training experience for student teachers to examine if they can better equip them with effective classroom management skills prior to their entry into the teaching profession.

To create this training experience, they are inviting children (in grades K through 4) to participate in a “mock classroom” that allows the student teachers to practice and receive feedback on their developing classroom management skills. The children will participate in fun activities throughout the day (e.g., science and art projects, fun math games, reading and story time) at West Elementary school. Their parents will have several free hours of childcare on a Saturday (or two)!

Who is Eligible?

  • Children in Kindergarten through fourth grade
  • Children who spend at least 50 percent of their day in a general education classroom

A child can participate for a half day (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.) or a whole day (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on either or both Saturdays in January (the 10th and the 17th). They will participate in fun activities and receive a free T-shirt and fun projects to bring home. Snacks will be provided, but children must bring their own lunch.

To sign up, contact Center for Intervention Research Manager Ginger Gagne at 740-597-2955. Parents with questions also can contact Dr. Julie Owens, Professor of Psychology, at ot 740-593-1074.

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