TEACH Club offers networking, skill building

Amarillo College offers many choices when it comes to choosing a career path and building job skills.

Since 2008, the TEACH Club has given support to future educators by helping them plan a strong academic course load and making sure they can transfer to a four-year college or university. The club offers a chance for members to network with their peers and to meet potential employers in local school districts in the area.

TEACH sponsor Rochelle Fouts, an education and child development instructor, said the club has a busy spring semester lined up for the club.

A spring raffle for the Bruce Beck scholarship is on the agenda, along with the week-long Celebration of the Young Child April 12-18.

“It being National Child Abuse Awareness month also allows the group to bring attention to other topics,” Fouts said.

The topics include parenting projects and children aging out of foster care. Members also hope to put together an open house at the West Campus child development lab. club spotlight logo

The Bruce Beck Conference for Educators is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 in Dutton Hall on the Washington Street Campus.

“We will cover teaching skills, engaging in activities, SMART boards, creative lesson plans and student mindset,” Fouts said.

She said the conference is free for AC students and costs $30 for the public, and she encourages anyone to attend and to contact her if they have thoughts about becoming a teacher.

“If you have any interest in education, not just as a career, but also a way to improve your parenting skills, please feel free to contact me or the club,” Fouts said. “We want the next group of Texas educators to not only have the skills and knowledge to succeed; we also want to be a support system, especially in the early years of their trek into the classroom.”

For more information, stop by 102 Dutton Hall or call 806-371-5206.

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