First Future Educators of America Camp

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Activities include mock teaching classes, an introduction to educational technology, and practical advice about earning teacher certification. Patti Rowland, 2004 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and a teacher at Hogsett Elementary School in Danville, will be a keynote speaker at the closing awards banquet on Thursday evening at the UK Hilary J. Boone Center on Rose Street.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2004) -- Kentucky high school students pondering education as a career choice are receiving hands-on experience this week in the field at the Future Educators of America (FEA) summer camp at the University of Kentucky. The camp, which runs through Friday, is being conducted by the UK College of Education.

In response to the growing need for more teachers throughout the state, the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of Educator Recruitment and Retention approved a grant to fund a camp at UK this summer. “It is a way to show young people the rewards and gratifications that go along with a professional career in education,” said Rose Boulay, FEA camp director and the coordinator of minority recruitment and retention in the College of Education.

Over five days, students are getting a taste of UK campus life and enjoy several social events in Lexington. Presentations from College of Education faculty members and graduate students will be the camp’s primary focus.

Activities include mock teaching classes, an introduction to educational technology, and practical advice about earning teacher certification. Patti Rowland, 2004 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and a teacher at Hogsett Elementary School in Danville, will be a keynote speaker at the closing awards banquet on Thursday evening at the UK Hilary J. Boone Center on Rose Street.


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