By Terrell Wooten
The Northwest Education Association (NWEA) will hold their first meeting of the year on Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. in room 116 in the Calhoun Building.
NWEA promotes recruitment and development of future educators. To achieve this, NWEA participates in opportunities such as school placement and a variety of volunteer projects.
School placement permits the students to observe once a week in a classroom setting. Options for observations include high school, middle school and elementary school in all subject areas.
Courtney Hicks, librarian, will be talking to the students about the Praxis test and the practices that are on the library links. Hicks will also be giving an overview about Animato and how these future educators can use them in their classrooms.
“Our first three meetings last semester were great, and we’ve got a really good amount of students who are participating this semester,” Teri Hawkins, instructor and sponsor, said.
On March 19, Dr. Angie Brock will be talking to the students and giving them a little feedback about their progress and inform them if any changes are needed related to their classroom observation.
The last meeting for the semester will be held on April 16, and the students will talk about what they have learned while enrolled in the program this year.
The NWEA meets once a month, usually on the third Wednesday. Membership dues are $20, which includes lunch at each meeting.