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Maymester's Message? 'I Want to Be a Teacher'

Bess Pelton, '17, at the 2016 Maymester Showcase
"I always knew I wanted to work with kids and this just solidified it," said Bess Pelton, '17 (left), an English major with an elementary education concentration from Bloomfield Hills. Education, it seems, can come from all directions and perhaps that was never more in evidence than at the 10th annual Showcase Learning Fair on May 26, hosted by Albion College's Education Department and Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Strengthens Albion-Costa Rica Ties

Fulbright visiting scholar Susana Murillo

Coming to Albion as a visiting Fulbright scholar, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) professor Susana Murillo was delighted by a truly unique experience: playing in the College’s Jazz Ensemble all year. "We played at Cascarelli's, Goodrich Chapel and the Hillsdale-Albion Jazz Festival, and I don't think they expected to see their Fulbright scholar doing that.”

Binda Foundation Supports Next Phase of Education Maymester

Amanda Miley, '13, presents her portfolio at the 2013 Education Maymester Showcase.
The Boundary Crossings program, in which junior-year Albion College students pursuing a teaching career conceive, plan, and teach interdisciplinary subject units to Albion public-school students, received a $15,000 grant to extend the initiative to Marshall High School. Following Albion Public Schools' transition to a K-8 district, the funding allows the successful nine-year-old program to continue to impact the city's high-school-age students.

Education Students Experience Costa Rica Through Practicum

Education student Victoria Della Pia with students in Costa Rica
"Teaching lacrosse was a great way to teach English," said Victoria Della Pia, '16, one of four education students who recently did an international practicum in Costa Rica. "Through acting out the lacrosse terms, the students began to understand the English verbs and words. It was a great and fun way to teach two new ideas."

 

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