Our Teaching Fellows at the College of Charleston had a very busy semester! Engaged in all aspects of college life, the 93 Teaching Fellows are learning much while participating in educational meetings, volunteering for various events, and holding their own fundraisers to benefit others.
The Teaching Fellows held a successful midnight bake sale a few weeks ago, and the group raised approximately $550, which will benefit the Morogoro Children’s Fund.
The students also volunteered for the YALLFest, which was a huge success. YALLFest, founded in 2011 by Jonathan Sanchez of Blue Bicycle Books, is a two-day young adult book festival held in Charleston annually on the second weekend of November.
Jeff Maxey, 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, spent time with the Teaching Fellows and others on September 26th, and the students enjoyed their time with this very engaging educator.
In other notable activities, the Teaching Fellows viewed The Hate U Give movie in October; and many students volunteered with Project Playground at Memminger Elementary, gift-giving with Charleston Hope, and the freshmen Fellows worked with children during the College’s tree-lighting ceremony. Like many of our teacher education students, a number of Fellows work at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC).