F. Education Faculty Impact on K 12 Schools
Percentage of Education faculty:
- With K-12 teaching experience: 93%
- Who provide clinical supervision to students in the field: 70%
- Who serve on local area school boards and committees: 85%
- Who conduct seminars and workshops at education conferences: 93%
- Who serve local area congregations as choir directors, committee chairs, teachers, etc.: 69%
Special College of Education Programs Serving Concordia Community’s Students and Inservice Teachers
- MADE for Kids (Music, Art, Drama program provided to NE Portland elementary schools)
- The College of Education hosted a national conference for pre-K 12 teachers and student teachers. “Brain Smart Discipline” was hosted by Concordia University and Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) featuring nationally known author and speaker, Dr. Becky Bailey. 125 participants attended.
- Northwest Center for Children’s Literature (NWCCL) provides a web site of information and resources for teachers, librarians/media specialists, and parents about using Children’s and Young Adult Literature, including an event calendar of state-wide and regional professional development opportunities. The Center itself serves as a preview center for the latest publications for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Additionally, the Center hosts author events and meetings of reading and/or education related professional associations.
- The College of Education sponsored a conference featuring Jack Prelutsky, award-winning children’s poet. Concordia student teachers also attended the conference at reduced rates.
- An instructional strategies workshop for brain-based teaching and learning was conducted by College of Education faculty at Trinity Lutheran Elementary School.
- College of Education faculty conducted a series of collegial supervision workshops at Canby School District.
- A New Teachers Seminar series was conducted by College of Education faculty at Parkrose School District. Several Concordia graduates took advantage of this credit-bearing workshop that reviewed best practices and problem-solved the needs of new teachers.
- College of Education faculty conducted an instructional strategies workshop for Western States Chiropractic College . This was the culmination of several on-site visits, one which involved evaluating classroom instruction and providing feedback to college instructors.
- Two College of Education faculty partnered with Moms of Multiples (MOMs) to provide a parenting and learning styles workshop at St. Vincent Medical Center.
- Professors provide information to cooperating teachers. Our Early Childhood Specialist provides research articles and information to partnering cooperating teachers upon request. A topic of particular interest: Supporting Play in the Primary Grades in the Era of No Child Left Behind. This same professor volunteered at the Helen Gordon Center documenting children’s learning as they worked on various projects.
- AC Green Basketball Camp
- Trinity Lutheran Summer Camp
- Concordia University Soccer Camps
- LEST (Lutheran Elementary School Tournament) is a comprehensive three-day program involving over 1200 middle school students from the six-state area. Students compete in art, basketball, cheerleading, chess, choir, dance, drama, knowledge bowl, language arts (writing), math, music, and swimming
- Concordia University faculty participated in workshops to incorporate a new software observation tool using laptops and/or hand-held computers with student teacher supervision visits.
- The College of Education led Concordia University’s CELT Professional Learning Community through several workshops on brain-based teaching and learning. Called the PCL/BBL, several faculty from the College of Education, the College of Theology, Arts and Sciences, and the School of Management participated in modality and learning style surveys, discussions, and video presentations. In addition, a guest professor, Dr. Patsy Paxton, an academic director from Auckland University of Technology, in Auckland, New Zealand, participated in these workshops through live online video streaming. Dr. Paxton joined us on campus in July, 2004, where she reviewed the PLC’s materials and provided workshops to the COE on Dr. William Purkey’s Invitational Education model.