Future educators and members of the St. Petersburg College of Education Student Florida Education Association recently had the opportunity to meet new people in the field of education and attend a leadership conference.
Those who attended the conference went to breakout sessions on topics such as institutional racism, accomplished teaching, service leadership, interviews, classroom management and loan forgiveness. Club members had the chance to ask a panel of first-year teachers questions.
On Sunday, students participated in a local community project in Orlando at the New Image Youth Center. The New Image Youth Center provides a safe place for local students to come after school to learn and play. Programs are provided for children in academic assistance, social and community engagement, and health and wellness.
SFEA chapters that attended the leadership conference came together on Sunday to team build in a service project at the center. SFEA members helped paint the classroom and bathrooms, mulch the playground, plant a vegetable garden, replace ceiling tiles, fix computers and clean up the kitchen.
SFEA at SPC Legacy
Each chapter who participated in project received a Little Free Library box that can be placed in the local community.
The SPC SFEA chapter plans to place theirs in the Clearwater community. It will serve as the chapter’s legacy project and provide the community with access to free books.
Future educators: Interested in joining SFEA at SPC?
SFEA at SPC was designed for future educators.
The club offers professional development workshops, networking and leadership opportunities, as well as the chance to meet other pre-service and in-service educators.
If you’re interested in learning more about leadership and service learning for educators, please contact Jessica Curtis at Curtis.firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Wanda Santos at Santos.email@example.com.