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WSLs Promote the Teaching Profession, Mentor ELCs and Volunteer at Events

Sunday, April 03, 2016

This spring, WCE’s Watson Student Leaders continued to promote the college and the teaching profession by visiting area high schools and making presentations a Future Teacher Conference event for high school students. They also served as ambassadors, greeting guests at functions hosted by the college, including the Alumni brunch held on Homecoming Weekend.

On March 19, the WSLs hosted an event for elementary school age children titled ‘Harry Potter and the Science Experiments.’ The Saturday morning event, designed to raise funds to help augment enrichment opportunities and trips for the WSL organization, featured hands-on crafts, games and science experiments. Amy Rottmann, WCE director of student engagement and recruitment, said the students and children loved it, and the program will be offered again in the fall.

In service to the community, 15 Watson Student Leaders volunteered at the NC Food Bank on Feb. 26, where they bar-coded materials for delivery for local organizations. WSLs also volunteered at the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad held on campus on March 5.

WCLs continued to mentor the 19 freshmen and aspiring education majors in the 2015-16 cohort of UNCW’s Education Learning Community. Group activities included an ice skating outing and a “Pinterest and Pancakes” breakfast. A trip to the Defy Gravity Trampoline Sports Park is also planned later in the spring.

About the Watson Student Leaders

The Watson College introduced the Watson Student Leader program in 2013 for students who are passionate about the teaching profession. The role of the WSLs is to serve as ambassadors and represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism and service.

For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/ed/wsl.

About the Education Learning Community (ELC)

The Watson College introduced the ELC in 2014 to provide first-year education majors a residential learning community that supports academic, social and educational development. Through the ELC, students have the opportunity to live with other pre-education majors, connect with Watson faculty and staff, attend seminars and participate in education field experiences prior to being admitted into the Watson College of Education.

The ELC program is coordinated by Amy Rottmann, director of student engagement and recruitment. For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/ed/ellc.