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MCCSC Partners with Indiana University Computer Science Class

MCCSC Partners with Indiana University Computer Science Class

 

This November, Indiana University students will visit Batchelor Middle School and Lakeview Elementary to fine-tune lesson plans created in their W200: Computers and Education course. In the required course taught by Associate Adjunct Professor Dr. Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich, all preservice teachers (elementary and secondary), are required to earn at least ten badges (on a wide range of technology tools of their choice) and develop three different lesson plans. “Working with students from MCCSC is just another example of Bloomington and IU cooperating and growing together. I’m thankful we have this amazing opportunity to reap experiential benefits while also giving back to the community”, says Matt Williams, a sophomore majoring in Secondary Spanish Education with a Computer Education License.

 

IU Preservice at Lakeview (Lakeview students taking part in a preservice teacher lesson plan during the 2017-2018 school year.)

 

If they are planning on being elementary teachers, they will complete their microteaching (service learning) at Lakeview Elementary. Because Indiana has recently implemented K-8 Computer Science standards, they decided to focus on these at the elementary level. Lakeview teachers selected from one of three lesson plans that they thought would work best for their students. Then the preservice teachers created materials and prepared to teach the lesson on November 30th.

 

IU Preservice at Batchelor (Batchelor students taking part in a preservice teacher lesson plan during the 2017-2018 school year.)

 

If they are planning on being secondary teachers, they will complete a field experience at Batchelor Middle School on November 9th, November 16th, and December 7th. This is the second year IU has partnered with Batchelor to offer a short 25-30 minute lesson on digital citizenchip during their advisory time. Student Luke Clair-Ficko, a junior majoring in Secondary Social Studies education, said, “Nothing matches experience – no book, no article, no PowerPoint amounts to the learning that can take place for future educators quite like working with students. Working with the MCCSC students made us better teachers. Thank you MCCSC!”

 

Posted 11/5/2018