Peru State education students visit HTRS for team building event using math, language arts and physical education.

Peru State education students visit HTRS for team building event using math, language arts and physical education.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2017, 4:00 p.m. CDT
Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications
Peru State College, 402-872-2429

 

Humboldt, NE – A large group of Peru State College Education students descended on the HTRS middle school with fun, games and education in tow. Led by Dr. Frank Lynott, Dr. Kelly Kingsley and Dr. Gina Bittner, the college students learned as much from the middle school students.

Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Frank Lynott, leads Peru State School of Education Students in warm-up activities before the HTRS students arrive.

Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Frank Lynott, leads Peru State School of Education Students in warm-up activities before the HTRS students arrive.

Bittner, associate professor of education, writes, “It’s a rare instance when a teacher has the opportunity to completely integrate three very different subjects, yet, that’s what the teacher candidates of Peru State College get to do when they partner with the middle school students for this team building event.”

HTRS sixth grader, Lily Bradshaw, tradings spots under the parachute tent.

HTRS sixth grader, Lily Bradshaw, tradings spots under the parachute tent.

“Integration of mathematics problem solving, speaking and listening skills of language arts and physical education fit so well together in this activity; allowing the students to continue learning without even realizing it because they’re having so much fun!”

Kaitlyn Tenant, Peru State teacher candidate, adds, “Team building is a crucial element in being a successful individual. Sixth graders at Humboldt learned this in six different activities.”

Brandt Leech (far left), Ashlyn Holley, Aalexxus Haug, Jill Fankhauser (face obscured) and Owen Harling work together to move a marble.

Brandt Leech (far left), Ashlyn Holley, Aalexxus Haug, Jill Fankhauser (face obscured)
and Owen Harling work together to move a marble.

“They had to not only use their brains, but l listen and communicate while still having fun. By the end of the event they figured out that cooperation with one another makes things much easier and that connection can make a difference for the rest of their lives!”

Bittner continues, “Being able to maintain partnerships with our P-12 partners is a critical piece toward the successful program quality for teacher candidates. They learn, first-hand, how to interact with students, how to make changes when things don’t go as planned and the importance of hands-on teaching with regard to the engagement of students.”

Dillion Leffler, a HTRS sixth grader, knocks over a cone in a competition with Peru State teacher candidate,

Dillion Leffler, a HTRS sixth grader, knocks over a cone in a competition with Peru State teacher candidate, Blake Mooney.

Peru State education students visit HTRS for team building event using math, language arts and physical education.

 

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Ashley Peiman contributed to this release.