School of Education Hosts Enrichment Program

by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University’s School of Education is partnering with Cedarville Elementary School to host a monthly enrichment program for students in grades K-5. 

About 50 elementary students usually attend the interactive, challenging sessions facilitated by Cedarville University education majors. The sessions are held five Saturdays a year in the university’s Apple Technology Resource Center. 

The program began two years ago as a way to encourage elementary students to get excited about learning outside of the classroom, and the fast-paced schedule engages students through creative, hands-on activities and focus on STEM activities including robotics, engineering, art, theater, biology and fingerprinting.

Eight Cedarville University students participate in each enrichment session, gaining experience teaching outside the classroom and engaging with the local community. 

“It’s a great opportunity; I’m glad we get to do it,” said Ruth Sylvester, Ph.D., associate professor of education, who designed the enrichment program. “It allows our education majors to practice their teaching in a different setting.”

In the December session, students in grades K-2 explored the color spectrums with a prism and visual perception through mixing paints. Students in grades 3-5 learned about the purpose of a pendulum and investigate its path through pendulum painting. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.