Partners in Context and Community
PCC accomplishes its mission by providing social, cultural, educational, practical, academic, and professional development opportunities to assist its participants in developing the skills, talents, dispositions, and tools to teach and work in challenging educational environments.
EMPHASIS ON CONTEXTUAL AND ENGAGING TEACHING METHODS
Education is not complete until students have learned, and PCC students are reminded that if students are failing, different approaches to teaching could produce better results---all students meeting mandated standards of proficiency. These approaches encourage future teachers to use engaging methods of involving students in the education process. This calls for contextual methods and approaches, and this becomes the basis for PCC sections of education courses and certainly the focus of PCC Tuesday Night Seminars, where PCC students at all levels meet to share, learn, encourage and support each other, as they strive to become effective teachers. Seminars range from professional presentations by specialists to table activities and discussions calling upon the knowledge and experiences of fellow PCC students.
"PCC is a more than just an academic organization. It is a community of support where students gain real life experiences into the educational world and build long-lasting friendships. My PCC friends are like my second family. Joining PCC has been the most rewarding experience I've had at Bowling Green State University."
-Rob Murray, West Chester, Ohio
"PCC is unique because everyone can feel welcome and learn/experience all aspects of the teaching career first hand by teaching lessons and interacting during field experiences and seminar."
-Melissa Verhoff, Kalida, Ohio