4th-hour innovation


EDU 412 PLT II: Math/Science Concentration


Deborah Thurlow Long
Associate Professor - Education

2105 Campus Box
E-mail: dlong@elon.edu
Phone #: (336) 278-5859
Fax #: (336) 278-5919
Office: Mooney Building 301A

Student Profile:   

Junior and senior Elementary Education majors.


Elementary Education Majors adopt a "priority school" and the school adopts the class. Through this partnership teacher candidates, with input from administration and faculty, identify a need, design a project, and implement that project during the semester. These projects have included painting murals, working with a fall festival to get parents involved in the school, after-school book clubs, and "back pack" math games for children to take home and play with their families.


The first semester we implemented this project we had no funds. Teacher Candidates raised or donated all of the money/materials themselves. During the second semester a Project Pericles grant was awarded. This will make our work much easier. Future funding would be helpful and we intend to find additional sources.


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