UTRGV SUMMER CAMP PREPARES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR CAREERS IN EDUCATION

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21 de Junio 2016

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Education and P-16 Integration is hosting the first annual “Those Who Can, Teach!” week-long summer camp for high school freshman and sophomores hoping to pursue a degree in education.
The goal is to engage high school students in exploring the teaching profession, and the week-long action research project examines the characteristics and best practices of excellent teaching.
Twenty-three students from Mercedes High School and the Business Education Technology Academy in Edinburg are among those participating in the camp, held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Main 2.114 on the Brownsville Campus. The camp continues through Friday, June 17, at that location.
The camp is facilitated by UTRGV Associate Professors of Teaching and Learning Maria Elena Corbeil and Rene Corbeil.
“The purpose is to get the students to start thinking about a career in education while they’re in high school, so that by the time they get to college, they will have a more secure path into the teaching field,” Rene Corbeil said.
Students focus on a variety of daily themes that address the characteristics of a successful educator, including: Why do I want to be a teacher? What are the characteristics of great teachers? What does great teaching look like? How do I become a teacher?