On Friday, June 3rd, 2016, UConn Early College Experience welcomed 153 newly certified ECE instructors from 92 CT high schools to campus for Orientation. The first part of the day focused on a general overview of the policies and procedures regarding the ECE Program and included interactive information sessions about the library and technology resources available to instructors. This year ECE highlighted the use of the iClickers which are used on campus in large lecture courses. Incorporating new technology into our own presentation proved to be great fun and gave the new instructors a window into what it’s like to be a student in Storrs. In addition, most instructors were also able to meet with their faculty coordinators in the afternoon to discuss course specific information.
Included in the group of newly certified instructors were 12 teachers coming to ECE from 6 new partner schools. Our new partner school additions for 2016-2017 are Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, Hebrew High School of New England, Jewish High School of Connecticut, Public Safety Academy, Waterbury Career Academy High School, and Westminster School.
We look forward to working with everyone during the coming school year. New and veteran ECE Instructors will be invited back to campus during the 2016-2017 academic year for their discipline-specific workshop with the faculty. Details for fall workshops are in the process of being finalized and dates should be posted to the event calendar later this summer. With now over 1,300 certified ECE instructors across the state, UConn ECE serves as one of the largest professional development organizations in the state.
Written by Stefanie Malinoski
Pictures from the event are on our Facebook page.
NIO 2016 Presentation
iClicker Questions & Answers