Recognizing SC’s Teacher Cadet curriculum, homeless student education and Poetry Out Loud
Monday - March 15, 2010
On the podcast several weeks ago we enjoyed an extended and informative conversation about South Carolina's Teacher Cadet program, operating out of the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) at Winthrop University. During that interview we reflected briefly on Phi Delta Kappa's adoption of CERRA's Teacher Cadet curriculum for PDK's Future Educator Association, and this week we'll look further into why this was done and how students around the world will benefit from the international association's recognition of the excellent training provided by the CERRA curriculum for SC's Teacher Cadets. We'll also delve into the problem of providing educational opportunities for the thousands of homeless students in the Palmetto State, how the federal McKinney-Vento Act provides for the identification of these students ways the issue is addressed by the state education agency. Also featured this week, on Saturday the state finals in the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest will be held and ten students from around the state will be competing for prizes for themselves and their schools in the elocution contest at the Columbia Museum of Art. We'll look forward to having the winner recite his/her poem on a future Speaking of Schools podcast.