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Thursday, December 3, 2009


The Florida Funding for Minority Teachers (FFMT) conference has just opened up its registration process. The Conference will be held on March 6 & 7 in Orlando, FL.

RSVP below:

This is one of the best conferences for education majors, and a great deal for students. Only $25 covers room, board, transportation and workshops for the entire weekend.

The conference is phenomenal and students get to network with others from different colleges and universities, as well as participate in different workshops to enhance their learning. Students will also be informed on how to apply for the Florida Funding for Minority Teachers transfer scholarship.

Monday, November 16, 2009


November 19, 5pm - 6:30pm

Central Campus Library, Room 425

Not ONLY is the wonderful Carolyn Stewart facilitating the workshop on skills for interviewing, but we also have Ms. Heather Most, Nob Hill Elementary Teacher, coming to speak about her experience as an interviewer of potential teachers.


We will discuss the most commonly asked interview questions, tips for what to wear, how to ace the interview, and MORE!!!!

Desserts will be served....PLEASE RSVP to Kristyn Roth at kroth@broward.edu

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Title V Co-op is sponsoring a Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) Conference for all Broward County High Schools on Friday, November 13. We will be hosting approximately 200 high school students from 9am - 1pm at FAU's Davie Campus, Education & Science Building, for a series of workshops related to the field of education.


We need volunteers to assist with setting up the event Friday morning, guiding high school students to their workshops, lunch setup and cleanup, and more!!!

If you are available to help on Friday, Nov 13 between the hours of 8am - 2pm, we would GREATLY appreciate it! Even if you can't come the whole time, an hour or two would be FANTASTIC!!

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer. Email kroth@broward.edu

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Math Subject Area Exam Workshops

Dear Math Education Majors,

We are preparing to have a series of subject area workshops for students who are planning on becoming Math Teachers. These workshops are highly recommended even if students are not finished with all high level college Math courses; the sessions will teach not only the subject matter, but also what to expect from the FTCE (Math 6-12) Subject Area Exam.

There will be 4 workshops, which will break down all items on the test; each session will be different.

Schedule: 9:30am - 1:30pm, Saturdays...

11/7/09 - South Campus Bldg 69, Room 124
11/14/09 - South Campus Bldg 69, Room 124
11/21/09 - South Campus Bldg 69, Room 124
12/5/09 - South Campus Bldg 72, Room 138

Please RSVP via email to mpere@broward.edu. These would count towards your lending library points at South Campus.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Join us this Thursday, Oct 22 at 5pm on the 4th Floor of the Central Campus Library for our workshop on Resume Writing. Learn:

* Styles of resumes
* How to get started on your resume
* Tips to make your resume stand out
* Things you can do to add to your resume
* More, more, more....

Come join us for some FABULOUS desserts and even more FANTASTIC information!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Support Group for Title V Students


2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bldg 17 (Central Campus Library), Room 425

Facilitators: Marla Bennett, Ph.D. & Jennie d'Anjou, M.A.

The goal of the Title V Co-op Support Group is to provide teacher education majors at Broward College with the opportunity to address various challenges as a means to ensure personal and academic success for future educational leaders!

Every month we will explore a specific topic and issue in a supportive group environment with solution-focused resources to ameliorate common issues affecting students who are faced with challenging, real life concerns. The goal of each meeting will be to connect with one another as well as identify ways that we can improve our personal lives by eliminating stress and negativity in our daily lives and be an active agent in this change.

Transitions to FAU Workshops

Do you have questions about transferring to FAU? Are you confused about the admissions process? Financial Aid? What classes you need to take once you're accepted??

Have no fear!!
Join us for one of our Transitions to FAU Workshops:

-- Oct 7: 11am - 12pm
-- Oct 20: 3pm - 4pm
-- Nov 5: 11am - 12pm

Central Campus, FAU Bldg ES/102 (BC Bldg 52)

Representatives from Admissions, Academic Advisement (Teacher Education), and Financial Aid will be present to answer your questions about FAU, you don't want to miss it!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Adjunct Professor of the Year

Professor Slapak takes teaching to new levels

“Watch your thoughts: they become your words. Watch your words: they become actions. Watch your habits: they become character. Watch your character: it becomes your destiny,” (author unknown). Those are the first words students encounter in Professor Judith Slapak’s classroom.

Slapak teaches Education courses and is also the Teacher Education Specialist for Title V at South Campus. Slapak started her education at Broward when it was still a community college, perhaps sitting in the very same seats as her students today. Slapak, who has been teaching for 18 years, was awarded this year’s South Campus Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.

At age four, Slapak would sit her mom, grandma, grandma’s nurse and all her stuffed animals down and teach them lessons, just as she does with her students today. Slapak’s mom used to say that it didn’t matter if they wanted to hear the lesson or not: apparently, they had no choice.

Slapak proudly boasts that she has taught students from “almost every country in the world,” as well as every age group possible. Slapak says she understands students and she continuously reminds herself that she is one by constantly learning something new. Her greatest teacher she says, was her mom.

Slapak says her inspiration to practice what she preaches is from Confucius, “I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand.”

One lesson that proves her creativity and passion to teach is one she taught to ESOL students at Miami Dade College and English Language Learner students (ELLs). Slapak was born in another country and later came to the United States, so she knew how students may have felt. She wanted to find a way to make learning relevant and in one class she asked each student to bring in a fruit.

Curious as to why they were bringing food to class, they did as they were told. The next class, Slapak came in with a big bowl and some knives. The class used fruit to learn “hands-on” their colors, shapes and how to answer “yes or no” questions. Once the lesson was learned, they turned their assignments into fruit salad and enjoyed the taste of their success.

Slapak wants students of all varieties to “never lose hope.” Many people may have had a rough start or “interruption” from their education, but like Slapak says, “Once you return, the past is the past, you can look forward to a bright future if you strive to do your best.”

Crystal Gonzalez took Slapak’s class and she can see how she was awarded Adjunct of the Year: “She has such a great attitude about teaching. You can tell that she loves her job. She beams with excitement, which makes her students more into what she’s teaching and excited to learn. She is a great teacher and anyone would be lucky to have the chance to be taught by her,” Gonzalez said.

According to Slapak, one of the greatest rewards is to have a past student see her in the halls and want to greet her.

Her constant commitment to teaching and making it relevant has not gone unnoticed. Slapak has been awarded a Classroom Research Award from the BC Will and Jo Holcombe Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence and a certificate for “Outstanding Teaching” from MDC.

Adjunct Professor of the Year is a welcomed addition to her collection of awards. With a sense of humor, Slapak jokes that one of the perks she is most looking forward to with this honor is her very own parking space, a space of her choice that she can keep for the upcoming school year.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Student Success Workshop with Carl Edgecombe

Join us as we welcome Job Developer & Placement Specialist, Carl Edgecombe, for an evening workshop on study skills, test taking, and time management.

Thursday: Sept. 24, 2009
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Building 17, Room 425

Desserts will be served.

*** The first 25 students to arrive at the workshop will receive a FREE 2009/2010 FAU Student Academic Planner

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Hello to all our Title V - Journey to Teaching Students. We hope that this will become a place where you can get info about upcomming events and share thoughts with us and fellow students!
Dr. Westerfeld

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This is our new Title V website, where you can get the latest information about what's going on with us :)