Furlow Charter Teachers Visit with SGTC Early Childhood Care and Education Class

April 12, 2018
Four females stand side by side, smiling behind a table with paint materials on it,
(L to R) Guest speakers Cadie Dukes and Jody Arrington of Furlow Charter School stand with Victoria Kelley and Jaye Cripe of SGTC’s Early Childhood Care and Education program. The group stands in front of a painting area, where the SGTC students would learn to teach children about creating their own books.

South Georgia Technical College’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Department students welcomed a guest-lesson from Furlow Charter School second grade teacher Cadie Dukes and retired Sumter County School System teacher and current Furlow volunteer Jody Arrington recently. They visited with and taught the class a new tactic in helping children create and author their own books through image finding and writing.

The visit tied in with ECCE adjunct instructor Victoria Kelley’s Language and Literacy course objective, which is to explore and study various ways to reach children through literature.

Dukes and Arrington brought along three Furlow Charter School students from their second grade class to partake in the lesson – giving the SGTC students a chance to practice the tactics on real children. The process gave the 16 SGTC students a chance to work with children and encourage their writing process.

Kelley along with Jaye Cripe, SGTC instructor of Early Childhood Care and Education, said that they hope the hands-on experience will impact their students to explore innovative and new techniques and ideas for the students they care for in the future.

The Early Childhood Care and Education program is offered on both the Americus and Cordele campuses. For more information about the program, contact Jaye Cripe at 229.931.2743 on the Americus campus, or Lisa Penton at 229.271.4062 on the Crisp County Center campus.

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A woman in a white apron stands in front of a classroom.

Jody Arrington, a retired Sumter County educator and current volunteer at Furlow Charter School, presented a guest-lesson to the Early Childhood Care and Education class at South Georgia Technical College.