“I enjoyed getting to talk with the field supervisors about the student teachers we will be working with. And of course, I loved meeting my student teachers,” said Lindsey Ervi, a Cooperating Teacher and Theater Specialist from Round Rock Independent School District.
On December 12, 2017, University Field Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers and incoming student teachers met to attend a gathering on campus, break bread or in this case BBQ and make exciting plans for the Spring by CoFA faculty.
In the morning, University Supervisors in Dance, Music, Art and Theatre met to learn more about the newly adopted teacher appraisal system for the Texas Education Agency. Sharon Evans Director of Education Services of the College of Educationand her team offered updates on the certification expectations from the Texas Education Agency and how the College of Fine Arts and the College of Education will continue to collaborate to serve the students as they seek Texas State Educator Certification in the arts. Teachers were able to meet and interact with educators from other schools in the region to exchange ideas.
In the afternoon, students from the College of Fine Arts who were preparing for student teaching, were welcomed to the gathering to connect with Cooperating Teachers and the Field Supervisors. For many of the students, this was an opportunity to begin their collaboration with their future mentors. The teachers answered questions and discussed expectations, processes and rewards of teaching in preparation for on-site training.