Both Kathryn and Erin were selected as Golden Apple Scholars in their preservice years of teaching. As Golden Apple Scholars, Kathryn and Erin spent their summer teaching in inner-city Chicago schools while obtaining 180 hours of professional development each summer. They are both getting ready to begin their third year of teaching high school mathematics. Kathryn is working towards obtaining her masters in Secondary Mathematics with hopes to teach both college and high school math. Erin is currently working towards her masters in Business Administration in order to obtain a second certificate in business. This will allow her to teach both math and business at the high school level and business level college level.
Both Erin and Kathryn believe in the "I do, we do, you do" style of teaching. On a typical day, their lessons include a warm up, lecture, pair/group activity, check for understanding, and a short homework assignment will be given. Kathryn teaches block schedule (85 minute periods) while Erin teaches traditional schedule (50 minute periods).
Golden Apple Scholars-Masters in Secondary Mathematics-Masters in Business Administration
[Erin: Undergraduate -Mathematics (Eastern Illinois University)-Graduate - Business Administration (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)] [Kathryn: Undergraduate - Mathematics (Eastern Illinois University) Graduate - Secondary Mathematics (Eastern Illinois University)]
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