On Oct. 4, 2018, seven pre-service teachers co-presented their research project with Mark Enfield, associate professor of education, at the NCACTE conference in Raleigh.
Seven pre-service teachers co-presented their research project titled, ‘Alternative Practicums: A Freefall or Controlled Descent?’ with Mark Enfield, associate professor of education, at the NCACTE conference in Raleigh on Oct. 4, 2018.
The seven pre-service teachers are Colleen Cody, Marlies Emmelot, Danielle Marzullo, Emma Mustacio, Kristen O’Neill, Emma Pippert and Allie Wrin, all majoring in disciplines within the School of Education.
Their research describes an alternative practicum included as a field experience in an instructional methodology course. The alternative practicum engaged preservice teachers in co-teaching during a week-long STEM enrichment program during Alamance-Burlington School System’s spring break. The program was a project in Associate Professor Mark Enfield’s Principles of Learning and Teaching Course.
NCACTE sponsors two major conferences each year, the Fall and Spring Teacher Education Forums. These conferences focus on relevant topics in teacher education as they relate to North Carolina and issues pertinent to our goal of ongoing advocacy.