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French Students’ Teaching Internships

The French program at UW-Green By offers the opportunity to teach French in the community at a local elementary school. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your critical thinking skills. Future teaching candidates love this opportunity as well. Contact Professor E. Nicole Meyer for further information, meyern@uwgb.edu

Hear what students had to say about their teaching internships:

Rob Alexander:
I love the internship and am having so much fun! Before coming into this, I didn’t think that 4th graders could handle too much knowledge. To my surprise, however, they’re learning so much and the challenge is trying to plan what we’re going to teach. From report: I am very glad that I had the opportunity to partake in this internship during my first year of college. It has shown me a lot about mt abilities as a teacher and my abilities in the language. It is exciting for me to think that I have the chance to do what I’m doing now during the internship as a career later on in life. If I had the opportunity to do it again, I would. I hope that there will be opportunities like this for me in the future.

Kristie Pfeil:
This was a great opportunity to learn more about children and how to communicate with them. This experience helped enhance my confidence of speaking and being in front of a group of people and it strengthened my leadership abilities. I am glad I was given this opportunity to teach children.

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History Professor Voelker: Example of Teaching Excellence

David Voelker, assistant professor of History, has been teaching at UWGB since 2003. His record of awards, publications, and resources demonstrates a passion for teaching excellence as well as a strong body of publication-recognized work.

Teaching-based publications:
•”Designing a Question-Driven U.S. History Course,” co-authored with Anthony Armstrong, OAH Magazine of History 27 (July 2013): 19–24.
•“The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model,” co-authored with Joel M. Sipress, Journal of American History 97 (March 2011): 1050–1066.
•“From Learning History to Doing History: Beyond the Coverage Model,” co-authored with Joel Sipress, in Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind,pp. 19–35, edited by Regan Gurung, Nancy Chick, and Aeron Haynie (Stylus Publishing, 2008).
•“Assessing Student Understanding in Introductory Courses: A Sample Strategy,” History Teacher 41 (August 2008): 505–18

Awards:
•Spring 2014 UWGB Research Scholar
•Teaching Scholar, UWGB, 2011-12
•Instructional Development Award, UWGB, 2008-09

Leadership positions held:
•Co-Director, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program (UW System)
•Co-Director, Teaching Scholars Program (UWGB)

And, he keeps a blog about teaching in the humanities: http://www.thegraybox.net/

Sources: http://www.uwgb.edu/history/faculty/voelker/

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