Friday, April 17, 2009

Summer Camps for Future Kentucky Teachers

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky high school students interested in teaching as a career choice may participate in regional Future Educators Association (FEA) Summer Camps in June and July.

These week-long residential camps held at universities are free to students in attendance. Capacity is limited, and each camp will take the first 30 applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application information is available from the contacts listed below:

The Future Educators Association® assists middle and high school students in exploring careers in education. The association is unique in its ability to offer students unparalleled, age-appropriate professional development opportunities, including an annual conference and access to a state-of-the-art FEA social networking Web site. Through hands-on career exploration opportunities, FEA allows members to assume leadership roles and develop professional skill sets that will serve them throughout their careers. The association also connects students with chances to earn scholarship grants through its sponsoring organization, PDK International.

In 2002, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 188, which requested that the Kentucky Department of Education set aside teacher recruitment funds to assist school districts in organizing FEA Clubs.

Kentucky now holds the distinction of having the most chartered FEA chapters in the nation, with nearly 200 chapters statewide.

SOURCE: KDE press release

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