The Learning Center for Educators & Families (LCEF) is part of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus School of Education. LCEF provides a supportive environment for prospective and practicing teachers, which allows them to hone their skills. In service of these aims, LCEF provides meeting space for the School of Education faculty and for groups of teachers from the NYC schools to collaborate and work on various projects together.
The classrooms at LCEF are used exclusively by education faculty members, so they can create positive learning environments, which can be replicated in the classrooms of the teachers and the future classrooms of the pre-service teachers. The faculty work to make it a place where theory and what it means to become a teacher converge with practice in a supportive environment. The students engage in inquiry-based study in the science and math methods classes that meet at LCEF.
The Family University (FUN) After School Program for the children of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus students is housed at LCEF and provides a setting for teacher education students to see creative arts and community building activities in action. It is used as a fieldwork site for students in education, social work, music and art departments. The children’s presence in the building alongside the teacher education students serves as a reminder that theory and practice can be integrated.
For more information contact:
Charlotte Marchant, Director
Learning Center for Educators & Families
Library Learning Center (LLC-Room 203)
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