A Connected Village
We will leverage WSU’s expertise in technology-rich education to guarantee a dynamic, linked village that is connected to our community, to our partners, and to the world. The Village is adjacent to the WSU main campus and a retirement center, and will renovate a vacated elementary school. Wabasha Hall already includes our child care center in one of the buildings which is establishing the groundwork of the community integration we seek.
The Village plans to:
Connect the Dots
Link with families, community members, organizations and businesses to help support future teachers by building an understanding of student and community needs.
Cultivate partner districts in the region and beyond to provide them with the teachers they need by placing our education students in the schools early and often--supported by Pk-12 teachers/university faculty team mentoring--and to let the schools aid in growing their own.
Design Beneficial Programming
Design, with our partners, mutually beneficial programs including internships and field placements in after-school programs, key kids, tutoring, counseling, mentoring, special education support.
Offer workshops and summer programs for regional teachers to exchange ideas/practices as well as develop new skills and methods.
Host regional educational events such as Model UN, Model Legislature, debate/theater and other competitions and best practice summits.