Educators in Context and Community (ECCO)
As a living-learning community, ECCO has a significant stake in achieving specific learning outcomes specifically related to teaching and learning. If a student stays active in ECCO for four years, they can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- ECCO members will acquire at least 300 hours of in-class experience prior to Methods & Student Teaching.
- ECCO members will successfully complete 24-30 hours of ECCO focused courses.
- ECCO members will participate in regular service events to acquire a disposition toward community organizing and activism.
- ECCO members will visit community resources and be exposed to ways of using those resources in the classroom.
Social & Emotional Competence
- ECCO members will engage in multiple and regular reflections on their experiences and learning.
- ECCO members will participate in regular social events to acquire a group of colleagues to sustain them through college and into the workplace.
- ECCO members will be provided challenging material, experiences, and opportunities to enhance their decision making and coping skills.
- ECCO members will meet regularly peer mentors and PCC leadership to assess individual needs, interests, behaviors, and attitudes.
- ECCO members will maintain a current resume and cover letter sample.
- ECCO members will participate in regular professional development events to acquire appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions not ordinarily developed in academic courses.
- ECCO members will reflect on professional feedback they receive on their performance.
- ECCO members will create and fulfill a career path “ticket” to keep them on track for the profession during Methods & Student Teaching.