Education professor Monica McEnerny wants to make Castleton’s students aware of a new Brown Bag Luncheon series that is being launched by the Education Department. It is being held in the Alumni room in Huden Dining Hall and takes place monthly with the next scheduled for Feb. 20.
It will be co-sponsored by the Education Department and Career Services.
It’s intended to be a gathering for anyone interested in education, especially students, she said. Students in Inquiry I, Inquiry II and beyond are greatly encouraged to attend to hear from all different experts in the education field. The motto, she said, is “Come Early, Stay Late, Bring a Friend, Catch Up!”
The first guest for the series started last month was Ned Castle, who is a digital media outreach instructor from the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. He discussed the Discovering Community Education Program that helps students understand experience from the perspective of the person to whom that experience belongs, while also utilizing specific tools and strategies including digital video, audio, and photography.
On Feb. 20, Bianca Rotmil McKeen, a former 2004 graduate of CSC, will be sharing her experiences as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at the middle school in Rutland. She is also an education faculty member at the College of St. Joseph College. As a 2013 Darwin Day Scholar and the 2012 Vermont Academy of Science’s Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year, McEnerny said she has a lot to offer.