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Student educators to give capstone presentations at Waldorf College

Waldorf College
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, six Waldorf students will present what they have learned in the Teacher Preparation Program to the Waldorf education department and community.

Capstone presentations signify the completion of the student teaching program for undergraduates.

“The focus of the presentation is the student’s transition from a college freshman to a teaching professional. It is really a celebration of growth and learning,” explained Dr. Larry Hill, Waldorf’s director of student teaching and clinical experiences.

During the presentations, the students show how they have met the ten Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) principles during their experiences in the Teacher Preparation Program. These principles encompass the knowledge and skills expected of new educators.

Presentations emphasize learning that has taken place in the classroom and in group work, as well as during clinicals and student teaching, and utilize projects and assignments created or enhanced throughout the capstone course.

The presentation schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:10 a.m.         Cynthia Connelly of Mason City, Iowa
9:15 – 9:55 a.m.         Janelle Flatebo of Garner, Iowa
10 – 10:40 a.m.          Staci Meisenheimer of Greenfield, Iowa
10:45 – 11:25 a.m.     Kendra Wedl, of Wauconda, Ill.
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.    Amber Brown of Carlisle, Iowa
1:25 – 2:05 p.m.         Emily Clausen of Forest City, Iowa

All presentations take place in Waldorf’s Atrium conference room and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions and answers. No presentation will begin prior to the scheduled starting time.