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CCU Teaching Fellows Create a Professional Learning Community with Homewood Elementary

The Teaching Fellows at Coastal Carolina University have created a Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Homewood Elementary School in Conway, SC. This PLC includes the CCU Teaching Fellows serving as apprentices, a collegial team of practicing teachers serving as master teachers, and administrators from the school site and the University. Each CCU Teaching Fellow has been assigned to a Mentor Teacher at Homewood Elementary for the entire school year. The Teaching Fellow will visit the classroom for a minimum of 2 hours a week, where the Mentor Teacher may assign weekly duties to best meet the needs of his/her students and the initiative of the Teaching Fellow. The Teaching Fellows will complete service hours required by the Teaching Fellow program in a meaningful and purposeful way. This experience will allow Fellows to interact with diverse populations in their area, better preparing them to teach children of different cultural and economic backgrounds. It will promote multicultural awareness and an appreciation of the state’s diverse population including rural and urban populations. Participating in the PLC will also provide the Teaching Fellows with a Practicum Placement in a classroom early in their University training.

On Tuesday, September 6th, the Coastal Carolina University Teaching Fellows participated in a meet and greet with their Mentor Teachers at Homewood Elementary School. The teacher candidates were able to explore the Professional Learning Community that they will be working in for the years to come as a Teaching Fellow at CCU!