Cal State L.A. Presents Golden Apple Awards to Ten Outstanding Student Teachers
Los Angeles, CA - On Wednesday, May 10, the Charter School of Education at California State University, Los Angeles will recognize ten outstanding student teachers during its annual "Day of the Teacher" reception at 4 p.m. in the Cal State L.A. University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room. This year's special guest speaker is Maria Casillas, president, Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAMP). LAMP is the Los Angeles chapter of the Annenberg Challenge, a public-private partnership improving education for 1.5 million urban and rural public school students.
Every year, the Charter School of Education holds a reception to honor all of the graduates of the Cal State L.A. credential programs in elementary, secondary and special education, in addition to selecting students who have demonstrated exceptional performance as a student teacher.
This year's Golden Apple award recipients are Jose L. Artiles (Los Angeles), Michelle M. Ellis (Walnut), Nelly Guillen (Los Angeles), Kendra Kerr (Los Angeles), Doug D. Lee (Diamond Bar), Helia Ramirez (Montebello), Elizabeth E. Schroeder (North Hollywood), Nancy A. Shea (Ontario), Ngocbich Tran (Alhambra) and Mei P. Yu (Los Angeles).
Each outstanding student teacher was nominated by his or her University supervisor. Students must have been rated in the top 10 percent of student teachers observed by a faculty during the past academic year and must have provided exemplary work in the following practices: development and implementation of instruction that encourages students to think; inclusion of students' cultural values and cultural knowledge in lesson content and activities; development of learning opportunities that are responsive to language diversity; development and implementation of learning opportunities that effectively address the needs of children with special needs (special education); knowledge and exposure to the cultures that characterize the school community; development of culturally-relevant curriculum materials; and completion of all the Directed Teaching (student teaching) competencies at an exemplary level.
The event was made possible through the Cal State L.A. Teacher Diversity Partnership Grant and the Friends of the Charter School of Education. For more information, contact the Student Services Office, Cal State L.A. Charter School of Education, at (323) 343-4320.