New Deal Teacher Academy faculty members Elizabeth Meadows and Alyson Lavigne are the recipients of a new $500 award to support the development of a new, discipline-focused ACP 101 First-Year Seminar course called "Becoming A Teacher." This new ACP 101 course will be required of all first year, full-time freshmen students with a major in education, and it will be offered for the first time in Fall 2016. The goal of the course is to orient new undergraduates to Roosevelt University, the demands of study in higher education, and a career in teaching.
The review committee was impressed by the attention that Meadows and Lavigne gave to incorporating existing assignments used in the First-Year Seminar course. “[Meadows and Lavigne] have also thought about specifically how the money allocated for this project would be used to provide a better understanding of the field of education and teaching to the students,” the committee members said in their review.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Meadows and Alyson Lavigne for their efforts in developing this new course and winning this award.