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Olivet College Master of Arts in Teaching students to present research
Mar 14, 2006

OLIVET, Mich. Twenty students in Olivet Colleges Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program will present their professional portfolios and results of classroom teaching practices beginning Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Ledge Community Education Building, 220 Lamson St. The event is the first in a series of six consecutive public presentations on Thursdays through April 20. The presentations are the final phase prior to graduation May 2006.

Now in its 10th year, the Olivet College MAT degree program includes teachers from school districts in and around Battle Creek and Lansing. Last fall, Olivet worked with the Grand Ledge Public Schools to open the colleges first MAT satellite site. Graduate classes were held in the Grand Ledge Community Education Building.

Features of the Olivet College MAT program include:

Students enrolled in the program are full-time teachers.

Half the courses (18 graduate credits) are individualized and focus on customized projects to improve teaching and learning.

Technology is integrated into teaching and learning.

Classroom action research must contribute to the local school improvement plan.

Professional Portfolio a graphic portrait of each teachers competence in the art of teaching.

Olivet College MAT student presentation schedule

March 16 JuLee Chapman, Holbrook Elementary, Grand Ledge; Mary Carlson and Denise Wilkinson, both of Delta Center Elementary, Grand Ledge

March 23 Faith Welch and Julie Alexander, both of Union Street Elementary, Eaton Rapids; Jeni VanderMeer, Otto Middle School, Lansing; Eddie Collins, Olivet Middle School

March 30 Christin Sandell, Wacousta Elementary, Grand Ledge; Jamie McKennon and Angela Pincumbe, both of Holbrook Elementary, Grand Ledge

April 13 Todd E. Webb, Lansing Public Schools; Andrea Slade, Wainwright Elementary, Lansing; Rochelle Bradke, Hayes Middle School, Grand Ledge; Doris Thompson, Grand Ledge High School; Nancy Gensel, Parkview Elementary, Charlotte

April 20 Jeff Palacios, Hayes Middle School, Grand Ledge; Kathie Arney, Charlotte Middle School; Adam Fedewa, Lansing Everett High School; Jesse Cabell, New City Academy, Lansing


For more information, contact Diane Joslin-Gould, director of the MAT program, at (269) 749-7113.


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