Teacher Prep 101

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Check out this great article on the Central Teacher Academy through the education program at Central College.

Central Celebrates ALL Children Event

yoga in classroomCentral Celebrates ALL Children!
Saturday, April 5th 2014

Join Central students outside on the Central College campus in Pella, Iowa for a day to celebrate all children and their differences! Come enjoy fun games and hang out with your favorite Central athletes and campus groups! Activities are designed for children ages pre-k to fifth grade.

Registration begins at 12:30 on main campus by the pond next to Peace Street. Click here for the registration form: Central Celebrates ALL Children!

This event is hosted by Central Education majors and we ask that adult supervision be provided at all times.

Rain site will be The Roe Center.
Questions contact baetslek1@central.edu

2014 Geisler Penquite Spring Speakers Series

2014 Geisler Penquite Spring Speakers Series


The Geisler Penquite committee is pleased to announce our 2014 Spring Speakers. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Wednesday, March 26th      10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Roe Center, Central College
“Using TI NSpire Technology to Engage Students in Learning Math”
Mike Bevelacqua currently teaches in Iowa City Public Schools at City High. He conducts workshops for practicing and future teachers on incorporating TI NSpire in middle and secondary classrooms to engage and motivate students to learn math. Mike will share methods he currently uses in his teaching as well as his experiences in working with students and teachers in the area of math instruction.
Saturday, April 5th          10:00-11:30 a.m.                           ROE Center, Central College
“Practical Teaching Methods with English Learners”
Cindra Porter is a doctoral candidate in Foreign Language and ESL Education at The University of Iowa. Cindra has ten years ESL teaching experience and has taught courses for pre-service ESL teachers. Cindra currently works as an ESL teacher for Des Moines Public Schools. This engaging workshop will provide participants with practical methods for reaching and engaging English learners in the classroom.

Registration is required!
Please contact Dr. Jennifer Diers, Central College Education Department with questions.

The Roe Center

Hanna Wilson '13 chose Central because the new education building demonstrated that the program was a high priority for the college. Take a tour of the high-tech, sustainable building.