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WATSON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Programs for P-12 Students

Ed Lab Holds Fall Events; Opens Tutoring Enrollment for Spring Semester

Monday, November 03, 2014

150 elementary and middle school students joined their tutors for fun Ed Lab Events

More than 150 elementary and middle school students joined their tutors for fun, educational activities during the semi-annual Math Fair in the Education Laboratory (Ed Lab) Oct. 28 and 29. The following week, the students and tutors gathered for the Ed Lab’s Author Showcase event.

The Math Fair is a semi-annual celebration of educational math activities that tutors and students enjoy together. In preparation for the fair, Watson College pre-service teachers look at lesson plans they have developed, select an activity that was effective during one-on-one tutoring sessions and package the activity so that it can be shared with other tutors and students.

150 elementary and middle school students joined their tutors for fun Ed Lab EventsThe event featured 13 stations with 43 activities designed to make math fun. Dice, beach balls, jump ropes, bowling pins and board games were among the many materials the tutors used to engage the students in learning.

This fall, many students worked with their tutors to write and illustrate original stories and poems. On Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, they gathered in the Ed Lab to share their work with parents and friends. The work of 77 students is included in the fall 2014 Author Showcase magazine.

The Ed Lab is an educational center where future teachers work one-on-one with children in a supervised setting, putting into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Over the course of the fall semester, Watson pre-service teachers enrolled in elementary, middle grades and special education programs tutored 151 students in the main campus Ed Lab; a record number. An additional 25 students were served in the extension Ed Lab in Jacksonville.

Spring semester tutoring will begin in mid-January. Fees are dependent on the number of tutoring hours, and spaces are limited. To enroll, call the Ed Lab at 910.962.3633.