Monday, January 31, 2011

GKE Workshop Schedule NOW AVAILABLE!!

The GKE workshop schedule for this semester can be found both on our calendar AND in 'important documents' on the right of this page!  Please look at it carefully and take advantage of these FANTASTIC workshops!! There are workshops for the Professional and Subject Area exams too! J

·         There is no registration form to attend the workshops. They are FREE. There will be a sign-in sheet at the door when you attend. If you have any questions please email Todd Westerfeld, Director Title V Co-Op at or Kristyn Lindsey, Student Success Coordinator TEP at
·         For more information regarding Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE), please go to (this includes GK, Subject Area, and Professional Exams)

The locations of the workshops have not all been confirmed yet but will be updated on our blog calendar so make sure you are following!

Field Experience Reminders!

Remember that each time you renew your badge or replace it, you need to update the badge expiration date on your  HRD registration page. If you do not, this may delay the approval process.

Make sure that you contact your cooperating teacher and arrange a meeting to plan and sign your contract. Please share the course requirements with her/him to help plan out your schedule.

Original copies of your contract must be given to the Clinical Director, Jeannette Verboom, within a week of your placement for ALL courses which require field placement. You can mail the contract, but please let herknow that you have done so.

If a week goes by and the school still has not responded to you, please let the Clinical Director, Jeannette Verboom, know.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Need Money for School?! Apply for the Broward College Bachelor Scholarship!

Are you in one of our 5 Bachelor programs?!  Have you made an educational plan?  Then this scholarship could be for you! 

Students must be fully accepted to the applicable baccalaureate program. Preference will be given to students with high EFCs who are not receiving Pell Grant or any other forms of need-based aid. If eligible, students may reapply for renewal of the scholarship for a second year.
Scholarship requirements
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time degree seeking student with a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation with your application.
  • An essay answering the questions below:
    • What are your plans after you receive your Bachelor’s degree from Broward College?
    • Why should you receive this scholarship? 

Apply now and submit your application to your financial aid office.

here to get started!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Special Topics Class- Last Chance!!

The special topics class is now available! 

You will NOT be able to register yourself for this 1 credit class and will need to email to request that you are added to the class.  Remember, this is a class designed to help you be successful in our program and is HIGHLY recommended! 

Special Topics Class
Information Covered:
                FEAPs, LiveText, APA style, Library Resources and Research Tools

South Campus – Michelle McNab –- Session 3 - Fridays 3:30-5pm  - Room TBA –Reference: 401664
Central Campus – Julia Vattiato and Kristyn Lindsey – Fridays 1-4pm  – Session 3 – Room TBA - 404576
The class meeting dates for this section are 1/28, 2/11, 3 /4, 3/25, 4/8, and 4/22.

If you are interested and your last name begins with A-L then email Stormy Mascitelli at

If your last name begins with M-Z then email Yolima Cueto at

Friday, January 14, 2011

All You Ever Wanted to Know about Field Placement!

Field Experience can get are some tips to keep you on track!!

January 21st- ALL security badges MUST be turned into the Clinical Director and you must be registered for field placement.  HINT:  The link to register for placement  AND for security clearance are on the right of this blog.

Students are required to meet with their cooperating teacher(s) within one week of being placed to complete the Field Experience Contract and create a schedule. Students must submit the original field experience contract to the Clinical Director, Miss Verboom, immediately following the initial meeting with the cooperating teacher(s). If students have multiple placement assignments, students are still required to complete the field experience contracts and submit them within one week of being placed, even if the field experience hours will be completed later in the term.

April 26th-Log/Evaluation Form due to the Clinical Director.  HINT: Log forms can be found as a link to the right of this blog.

Guided Placement: The student works with the cooperating teacher and participates in class activities. This placement will NOT include a lesson plan and students will NOT be observed.

Structured Placements: the student works with the cooperating teacher to plan, teach and/or assess learner(s). The student may be required to create and implement a lesson plan and then will be observed working with the learner(s) as outlined in the course syllabus.

Practicum: The student completes 50 hours of a structured placement. Observations and field work must include a minimum of one day per week for eight weeks. The student is required to create and implement three lesson plans and will be observed working with learner(s) as outlined in the course syllabus.

Student Teaching: The student will demonstrate and apply teaching competencies during their field work with a minimum of 35 contact hours per week for 15 weeks.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

TEP Starts a Blog!

WELCOME to the TEP blog!  We will use this blog to post updates, important information, and schedules so check back every week to stay current!