Posts Tagged ‘school’

Field Experience Pt. 2

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Almost every semester (if not every semester) of the elementary education program is packed with a field experience where one goes into the classroom to put the ideas one learns in the classroom into everyday life. This year I am at Stella Maris Academy with a 2nd grade classroom. I always hope to be put into the upper grades (i.e 4th, 5th or 6th grade) but it is good to get experience in all levels.

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4th of July

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

United States of America adopted the ‘Declaration of Independence’ on 4th of July, 1776. The Continental Congress had voted on declaring Independence two days prior on 2nd July.

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S-STEM Scholarship Program

Monday, May 28th, 2018

There is a great opportunity for St. Scholastica students who are thinking about pursuing a STEM major. St. Scholastica offers a scholarship program called the S-STEM Scholarship that gives CSS students an additional $6,500 per year. It is more than just a scholarship, however. If you apply for and receive this scholarship, you will have access to a ton of different resources to help build your resume and help prepare you for life after college working in the STEM field. Some of the opportunities you will have access to include job fairs, seminars, workshops, employer visits, research, grad school visits, and career counseling. I have been a part of this program for the past year and it has been a great experience. I will be continuing with the program until I graduate! Typically, the program only accepts second year students and up, but this past year, they accepted freshmen students for the first time so I think it is definitely something to look into. The majors that qualify for the program are Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science and Mathematics (except for clinical fields such as pre-med). If you are interested in more information about this scholarship, here is the link on the CSS website: http://www.css.edu/academics/s-stem-scholarship-program.html

MICS Conference

Monday, April 9th, 2018

This past weekend, on Friday and Saturday, The College of St. Scholastica played host to the annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium or MICS Conference. The conference is held at a different Midwest college each year and we were lucky enough to have it right on campus this year. The two day conference included many different events such as technical paper sessions, programming contests, robotics competitions, a career fair, and a variety of different speakers across various disciplines. The conference was a big success and was a great way for those of us here at CSS to network and meet with other people across the Midwest. The main focus of the conference was to integrate computer-based technology into teaching and learning processes of all disciplines, along with incorporating the study of this technology into the curriculum. Here at St. Scholastica, we have a very strong School of Business and Technology that gives students an excellent education and provides us with many opportunities throughout the year to build our resumes and to enhance our learning experiences with just one of them this year being the MICS Conference. Thanks to all the CSS students who attended, volunteered, or participated in the conference!

My typical Thursday

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Thursdays are by far my favorite day of the school week. This is because it is the only day of the week I do not have an 8am class. However I do have a field experience starting at 9 am so I still have to get up. I have to complete 20 hours of field experience as a part of my Introduction to Education course.

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